"Use" or "Usage"

The word use has many definitions, and can either be a verb or a noun.

(a) use (v.): putting something to a purpose


  1. We use English to when we do business with international investors.
  2. Use the computer to type out all your assignments.
  3. My mom doesn’t know how to use the dishwasher.

(b) usage (n.): the way something is used


  1. With proper usage and maintenance, your car could last a lifetime.
  2. Good language usage is the result of regular exposure to the language.
  3. Sports equipment is designed to withstand hard usage.

Posted on July 12, 2009, in Word Power and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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