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    Default "produce," "make" and "create" -- 2

    Hello.

    1. My mother produced a dress for me last week.
    2. My mother made a dress for me last week.
    3. My mother created a dress for me last week.

    Only #2 sounds good, doesn't it?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: "produce," "make" and "create" -- 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    1. My mother produced a dress for me last week.
    2. My mother made a dress for me last week.
    3. My mother created a dress for me last week.

    Only #2 sounds good, doesn't it?

    Thank you.
    You could use "made" or "sewed", but not "produced" or "created". The verb produce works well with factories, or wherever they make clothes.

    This company produces 1000 pieces of clothing a week.

    I wouldn't use "create" here. I'm not saying you won't find "create" used in this context at all - ever. The most unpredictable thing about language, I would say, at least in English, is how vocabulary is used. It's very infrequent, but every now and then I hear a native speaker of English say something and I think to myself "if an ELL asked me if they could say that, I'd probably say no, and then follow with some type of an explanation. But someone just said this, and I can't say that it's wrong.".

    Also, it's hard to think of all possibilities at any one given moment.


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