- Cloths are pieces of fabric.
- Clothes are garments or pieces of clothing, like shirts and pants.
- Clothes functions as a noun and a verb, but cloths is always a noun.
It’s easy to confuse cloths with clothes. Let’s learn the difference now.
When to use cloths
A cloth is a piece of fabric. Cloths is just the plural form of that noun. You pronounce cloths like “klawths” or “kloths.” Here are some helpful examples.
When to use clothes
Clothes are what you wear. In other words, clothes is a noun that refers to garments. When you pronounce it, it has a long O—“klohth.” Clothes is also one form of the verb to clothe. Clothe means to dress, to provide with clothes, or to cover something as if with clothing.