The noun "usage" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the way that words are used in spoken or written language
Example sentence: There are many differences between British and American usage.
Meaning: a particular meaning or usage of a word
Example sentence: How many of those usages used to be found in British English?
Note: Another uncountable meaning of "usage" is how, or how much, something is used, as in "Internet usage has increased recently."
Test your understanding:
- The word "doth" was part of common usage in Shakespeare's time.
- One usage of "doth" was similar to that of "does" in modern English.