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    Question "use" and "usefulness"?

    could you help me with the puzzle: what is the difference between "use" and "usefulness". i know "use "can also be a noun.
    thanks!

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    Re: "use" and "usefulness"?

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwilliam1972 View Post
    could you help me with the puzzle: what is the difference between "use" and "usefulness". i know "use "can also be a noun.
    thanks!
    The noun 'use' refers to the fact that something is being used: "Shake well before use."

    'Usefulness' refers to the fact that the thing being used is appropriate/efficient/suitable: "It wasn't until the picnic that I came to appreciate the usefulness of the corkscrew on my pen-knife."

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