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What is the difference in meaning between Stuff and Things?

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IMHO stuff can't be something you do; it's just something existing; but I don't know for sure...
There is a lot of overlap.

Stuff is less formal and less precise. Things is basically a synonym for "items."

There's a lot of stuff in my car. This includes things (items), but also some empty water bottles, some papers I need to bring into my house, some pine needles, and some trash.
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would you have a look at this sentence please?

At first I thought I had done the right things, but I soon realised that I had made big mistakes.

Can I put the word stuff instead?

At first I thought I had done the right stuff, but I soon realised that I had made big mistakes.

With my all respect...

GRAVEDIGGER
In that sentence, "things" is better.

You can say "I have a lot of things/stuff to do on Saturday" and you COULD use "stuff" in your sentence, but you'll make it a lot less formal and change the sense of it a little by doing so.
Barb, your car sounds a lot like mine. When I used to drive a carpool, one of the kids (whose mother drove an unnaturally clean car) would ask me periodically why there was so much stuff on the floor of my car. I always answered, "gravity."
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Bless you. I needed to hear that.

My answer, had I been clever enough, would have been "entropy."
I understand

Thank you very much Grammar GeekEmotion: smile

With my all respect..

GRAVEDIGGER

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Hi Knoff,

What is "drive a carpool"?

Thank you.

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