I wonder how an American pronounces…
1. a regular verb that has all forms,
past, present and future.
2. to do something with an object
in order to accomplish a goal.
We can use a dictionary to look up a word.
The man uses his favorite dictionary.
He used it just yesterday.
He’s been using the same one for years.
You should use a dictionary, too.
Most people use a key to open a door.
This lumberjack is using an ax to cut down a tree.
He never uses a saw.
The street painting machine is easy to use.
The elderly man uses a walker when he goes outside.
She used her new camera on her recent vacation.
You’re just using me.
You are taking advantage of me.
Who uses the internet to learn English?
You and I do. We’re using it right now.
On this blog and in my classes with students,
we use only English.
It’s hot today. I could use a beer.
A cold beer would really taste good right now.
Caution. Use other door.
Here are 2 adjectives formed from this verb.
used … usable
/yuwzd/ … /ˈyuw–zə–bəl/
For Sale – Used Jeep
– only 1 previous owner –
The bench is old and weathered, but it’s still usable.
Let’s clean it up and move it to a sunny place.
Then we can use it again.