The UVic Writer's Guide

Usage/ Use

If you are referring to something that is being used, just use use ("The use of symbolism in The Glass Menagerie").

Usage refers to custom or convention ("correct English usage"). Do not write, for example, "We discourage the usage of calculators in examinations."

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