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    ksakakini is offline Newbie
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    Default use Vs usage

    We often hear about the "use" and "usage" of a grammatical item. Could you please,show me the difference in details

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    Default Re: use Vs usage

    Welcome, ksakakini.

    Usage means how words are used/accepted/understood.

    Ex: When writers go wrong, it can be grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, etc.

    Ex: The non-word "alot" is in common use, but it is not proper usage.

    Ex: "Ain't" is acceptable usage in some communities, verboten in others.

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    The nouns usage and use are related in origin and overlap to some extent in their definitions. Read more here

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    People frequently use usage when they should use use. The noun usage should not be substituted for use when the meaning is "the employment of" – even if you ... Read more here.


    All the best.

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