An apparently easy question that has got me baffled! The question is simply "What is the difference between the potential of a body and the potential energy of a body, and why is it sometimes more useful to consider the potential rather than the potential energy?". I know the answers (I think! ), but I'm having great difficulty in putting them into words. I guess there would be no marks for just copying stuff out of the text book, so how do I go about explaining it? I'm not very good at "wordy" questions (I much prefer to work with equations), so if anyone has any advice about this kind of question in general, I'd be glad of it. Thank you.