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    use/usage- The usage of each word in a specific situation.

    Hi, teachers,

    I've checked previous questions and answers regarding the difference between use and usage. However, I couldn't find what I wanted to know.

    Are the following sentences natural and grammatically correct?

    1. Do I have to pay for the parking lot?(This is the sentence I have normally used).
    2. Do I have to pay for using the parking lot? (I sometimes use this one)

    3. Do I have to pay for the use of the parking lot? (I think it's OK)
    4. Do I have to pay for the usage of the parking lot? (I never use this one, but I think it might work.)

    Above all, I would like to know if I could use no.3 and 4 in a specific situation, and if there is any difference in meaning between the two.


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: use/usage- The usage of each word in a specific situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by jpeslab View Post
    Hi, teachers,

    I've checked previous questions and answers regarding the difference between use and usage. However, I couldn't find what I wanted to know.

    Are the following sentences natural and grammatically correct?

    1. Do I have to pay for the parking lot?(This is the sentence I have normally used).
    2. Do I have to pay for using the parking lot? (I sometimes use this one)

    3. Do I have to pay for the use of the parking lot? (I think it's OK)
    4. Do I have to pay for the usage of the parking lot? (I never use this one, but I think it might work.)

    Above all, I would like to know if I could use no.3 and 4 in a specific situation, and if there is any difference in meaning between the two.


    Thanks in advance.
    They are all grammatically correct. I don't find #4 very natural, though.

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    Re: use/usage- The usage of each word in a specific situation.

    In the UK I'd say

    1. Do I have to pay to park/for parking?

    2. Do I have to pay to use the car park?

    3 and 4 are too wordy for me. I wouldn't use any version of them.


    Please note that a better title would have been Do I have to pay for the parking lot?.

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Dec-2013 at 09:53. Reason: minor typo

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