Clothes or Cloths

Do you know the difference between the words clothes and cloths?

Test yourself and see:

1.  I bought some new _______ for my daughter to wear today.

2.  I have been using new ______ to clean the kitchen counter, but now they are very dirty.


If your answers are: 1. clothes and 2. cloths, then you are correct.



These are things a person wears like shirts, pants, dresses, etc.


These are pieces of fabric. They can be used for cleaning or other similar tasks. There are many specific types of cloths. A tablecloth is the piece of fabric for the table. A washcloth is used to wash your body in the bathtub. A dishcloth is used to wash or dry dishes.

Here are a few examples:

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