The usage of technology is very important to learn effectively.
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’ usage, 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!