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English definition of “thing”

thing

noun (REASON)    /θɪŋ/
for one thing C2 used to introduce a reason for something: "Why won't you come to New York with me?" "For one thing, I don't like flying , and for another, I can't afford it."Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason Grammar:Thing and stuffGrammar:ThingWe use the general noun thing more commonly in speaking than in writing.Grammar:StuffStuff is one of the most common nouns in speaking. It is more informal than thing. It is not at all common in writing.
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