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For me, all the three concepts:

  • "Cleanliness", "cleanness" and "being clean"

Mean exactly the same thing and I used to think that I could always use them interchangeably; now I've found out that aside from that there are some regional distinctions and an AE/BE devide between the usage of them (at least in modern English), there are some semantic nuances too (derived from my previous post on the forum which didn't help me to differentiate them.)

Now, I've decided to make several sentences and ask you to help me find the best choices to fill in each blank there. Please have a look on my self-made sentences below and chose the best choices for each scenario so that I could reach a conclusion:

1- Hygine observance is good; either in the environment you're working and living or in your clothes and your body; and I don't think somebody dislikes........................[one's body and the surrounding environment]

a) cleanness
b) cleanliness
c) to be clean

2- Technology has been really helpful in the past 50 years in increasing people's health aspects. As an example, please consider a washing machine which really has led to more .......................[environment]

a) cleanness
b) cleanliness
c) to be clean

3- He is an overly clean person; maybe he's suffering from OCD! Every time he takes a bath, he stays under the shower for a long time; also, he does that 2 or even 3 times a day sometimes. Once I ask him about the reason and he said I just love................................... [one's body]

a) cleanness
b) cleanliness
c) to be clean

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