The usage of technology is very important to learn effectively.
OK this is a tricky one. I’ve searched online for an answer but could find only one that is useful for IELTS candidates and EAP students. I’m going to borrow heavily from this person’s post. Unfortunately I cannot include an attribution because link added to the post is no longer active.
When we refer to word usage, we might be talking about how much of a thing is used or has been used. This is usually in the context of fuel consumption:
In language learning, meanwhile, we use usage when we’re talking about the conventions for using words:
By ‘conventional’ use, we mean:
When we refer to ‘use of words’, we mean only the employment of words:
People frequently use usage when they should use use. The noun usage should not be substituted for use when the meaning is ‘the employment of’ – even if you think it sounds more sophisticated.
Neither of the following is correct:
In both of these examples, use is the appropriate word.
Returning to our opening example, we need:
Even better, avoid ‘use‘ altogether and begin with a more coherent theme:
Incidentally people also write utilisation when they mean use. That’s another one likely to get you into trouble, so just avoid it. Use is all you need!
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