How to use “Cloth and Clothes”

Cloth is material made from wool, cotton etc, used for making clothes, curtains, soft furnishings and so on. (In informal English, it is
more common to say
material or fabric.)

  • His suits were made of the most expensive cloth.

A cloth is a piece of material used for cleaning, covering things etc.

  • Could you pass me a cloth? I’ve spilt some milk on the floor.

Clothes are things you wear: skirt, trousers ete.  Clothes has no singular; instead of a clothe, we say something to wear or an article / a
piece of clothing.

  • I must buy some new clothes; I haven’t got anything to wear.
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