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When can I use 'use'?
When can I use 'usage'?
Can I use these words interchangeabily?
To me, the word "usage" suggests the way something is used.
The Cambridge Dictionary's description of the noun "use" also reflects my own sense of the word:
I think the sample sentences that Cambridge provides are good. They should be helpful in getting a feel for the difference between the two words.
There are some contexts in which you could use either word, however they are definitely not always interchangeable.
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