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AUTOMOON

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When should we use the first , and when the second?
 

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When something is measured or metered, 'usage' is often preferred. ;-)
 

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thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could you further give me some examples to illustrate?
 

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AUTOMOON said:
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could you further give me some examples to illustrate?

use is a verb; it's pronounced [yuz].
use is a noun, short for usage; it's pronounced [yus].

As a verb: I use ([yuz]) at least one bottle of shampoo a month.
As a noun: Don't mind his use ([yus]) of the word.
As a noun: Don't minde his usage of the word. [yu'sIdj]

All the best, :D
 
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