|Equipment, utensil, tool and apparatus|
What is the difference between 'equipment', 'utensil', 'tool' and 'apparatus'?
|Thank you for these four items, Sam. They are clearly all from the same lexical field. What you need to know is what restrictions are placed on their use.|
usually describes (all) the necessary articles for a purpose. Thus
you would say:
|For tools and utensils it is also very important to know which other words they collocate with. For example, we talk about garden tools for a gardener and work tools for a carpenter, but kitchen utensils for a housewife or house-husband.|