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    #1

    Question Using (of)

    Hi,
    This is a simple question that bothers me a lot: should it be “using of” or “of” should be omitted? For instance, “Using of the knife may be a pleasure and a curse.”

    Thanks,
    Nyggus

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    #2

    Re: Using (of)

    Hi!!!

    I think "of" should be omitted here: Using the/a knife may be a pleasure and a curse.
    We put "of" after use:
    1. I have the use of the car once a week(permission)
    2. New uses of words
    3. Sb's use of a name:e.g.: The police have been hampered by Mr. White's use of bogus names.

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