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    Smile what's the difference between them?

    Please, dear teachers,

    would you be kind enough to explain the difference between "thing" and "stuff", could you give some examples as well?

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: what's the difference between them?

    Can you give us some sentences using them? We can then see what puzzles you about them.

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    Re: what's the difference between them?

    Ok, let's see whether these exam examples below go right!

    - That thing seems horrible!
    - How does this thing work?
    - How can you say such a thing?

    - The drunk was full of stuff!
    - Take all of your stuff and get out of my house!
    -There's a good stuff in that book!

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    Smile Re: what's the difference between them?

    please, dear teachers and friends,

    what makes "stuff" different to "thing" ?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: what's the difference between them?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    please, dear teachers and friends,

    what makes "stuff" different to "thing" ?

    Many thanks!
    Thing is singular and countable.
    Stuff is uncountable.
    So your sentence 6 is wrong. There is no "a stuff" (generally).

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    Smile Re: what's the difference between them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Thing is singular and countable.
    Stuff is uncountable.
    So your sentence 6 is wrong. There is no "a stuff" (generally).
    Yeah, it makes sense now!

    There's good stuff in that book!

    So, Is "stuff" always uncountable?

    Thanks

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    Re: what's the difference between them?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Yeah, it makes sense now!

    There's good stuff in that book!

    So, Is "stuff" always uncountable?

    Thanks
    Yes.
    In specialised senses such as foodstuffs, you'll occasionally see the plural, but it's best to get used to "stuff" as uncountable when it's by itself.

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