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    carobuba is offline Newbie
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    How can I explain the difference between "use" and "spend" in FCE level?

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    Default Re: use-spend

    You can use the word ‘spend’ only as a verb, meaning to - use money/time/energy for something:
    He spent $200 to fix his car
    We spend lot of useful time in watching cricket match.
    He spends lot of energy playing tennis.

    The word ‘use’ can be used as verb (to utilize, employ)as well as noun (meaning a purpose),
    I am used to cold weather.
    She uses her intelligence to solve difficult problems.
    This computer is in use for more than a year

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    Default Re: use-spend

    You can use the word ‘spend’ only as a verb, meaning to - use money/time/energy for something:
    He spent $200 to fix his car
    We spend lot of useful time in watching cricket match.
    He spends lot of energy playing tennis.

    The word ‘use’ can be used as verb (to utilize, employ)as well as noun (meaning a purpose),
    I am used to cold weather.
    She uses her intelligence to solve difficult problems.
    This computer is in use for more than a year



    USED TO has a different meaning here.
    I am used to cold weather.Here used to means familiar.

    Used is also as adjective -used car..

    Used to is also used to refer past habit .I USED TO SMOKE .NOW I DON'T.
    Last edited by rj1948; 23-May-2008 at 17:21.

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