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    difference between 'use' and 'usage'

    Hi All, 'use' and 'usage' seem to have the same meaning as nouns to me. However, I suspect there might be some subtle distinctions between them. Can anyone tell the difference? Thanks

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    Re: difference between 'use' and 'usage'

    The difference isn't clear for me either. However, see https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/g...e%20vs%20usage
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: difference between 'use' and 'usage'

    I think the former is simply descriptive of any kind of utilization whereas the latter implies a customary fashion, a community sanction, and a normative stamp of approval.

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    #4

    Re: difference between 'use' and 'usage'


    Type use/usage in the Google Custom S(earch) box near the top of the page. You will find links to previous discussions of this topic.

    Rover



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    #5

    Re: difference between 'use' and 'usage'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    Type use/usage in the Google Custom S(earch) box near the top of the page. You will find links to previous discussions of this topic.

    Rover


    Charlie has already provided the link for us in post #2.
    But thank you all the same.

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    Re: difference between 'use' and 'usage'

    Sorry. I missed that.

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