Common Mistakes : Cloth

Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Cloth


.BAD: I bought some cheap cloth to make some curtains
.GOOD: I bought some cheap material to make some curtains

Cloth (uncountable) usually refers to material made of cotton, wool etc that is used for making clothes
.The tailor took my measurements and then showed me several rolls of cloth

Material (and fabric) have a more general meaning and may be used in connection with clothes, curtains, sheets, etc
.The cushion covers and the curtains were made from the same material
.They specialize in the manufacture of elasticated fabric

.BAD: He likes fast cars and expensive cloths
.GOOD: He likes fast cars and expensive clothes

.BAD: None of the cloth shops had any pink socks
.GOOD: None of the clothes shops had any pink socks

A cloth is a piece of material made of cotton, wool, etc, usually used for cleaning or drying something
.I’m afraid I’ve spilled some milk. Have you got a cloth
.I need a new face cloth

: Clothes are the things people wear, such as trousers, sweaters, etc
.I spend half my salary on clothes


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