Meaning of CLOTHING in English

CLOTHING

noun

1

BAD : As soon as I arrived, I unpacked my clothing.

GOOD : As soon as I arrived, I unpacked my clothes.

BAD : He had grown so much that his clothing didn't fit him.

GOOD : He had grown so much that his clothes didn't fit him.

◆◆◆

Use clothing when you are thinking about clothes in general:

'The population is in desperate need of foreign aid - especially food, medicine and clothing.' 'She works in the clothing industry.'

To refer to the things that you wear, use clothes : 'You'd better take off those wet clothes or you'll catch a cold.'

2

BAD : Those who work with pesticides are given protective clothings.

GOOD : Those who work with pesticides are given protective clothing.

◆◆◆

Clothing is an uncountable noun: 'The population is in desperate need of foreign aid, especially food, medicine and clothing.'

Longman Common Errors English vocabulary.      Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman.