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who can tell me the using of “stuff ” in oral english ?thank you ,guys ……
Jan 22, 2010 10:10 AM
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The word 'stuff' is another way of saying things or belongings. Example: I have a lot of stuff in my house It will be hard to get rid of of all my stuff when I move to a smaller house Do you want to put your stuff in the hotel room? Women carry a lot of stuff in their handbags. 'Stuff' can also mean liquid Example: Can you put this sun lotion stuff on my back? When I have a cold this stuff comes out of my nose. 'Stuff' can also be used as an expression of dismay Example: Stuff you! I am not going to do your work for you. You can get stuffed!
January 22, 2010
Both Jura's and Mike's answers are good. I might add that "stuff" is informal. If you were talking to a somebody you just met in a professional situation, you would use "things" or refer to the object(s) directly. "Hello Mr. Smith. Where would you like your things put?" The people at a hotel would tell you "We will bring your luggage to the room." If you are with friends, "stuff" is perfectly acceptable.
January 22, 2010
I forgot to bring my stuff. What kind of stuff are you looking for? I need to get some batteries 'n stuff. He's the right stuff. This vest is made out of the same stuff marines wear. Etc.
January 22, 2010
fortshady
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English