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  1. matilda

    Talking use and usage

    Hello all

    How are you?
    I need a complete definition about (use) and (usage).
    I need to know the difference between them, because i want to teach it in one of my classes and i still have problem in using them .


  2. Editor,
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  3. #3

    Re: use and usage

    Hi Matilde

    'Usage' refers to a (written) record of examples of spoken or written English.

    'Use' refers, not to examples, but to what is or might be said by native speakers in real life; not to examples of what people have said but to explanations of the way in which people use words.

    Fred O'Hanlon


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