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  1. o_cat
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    primitive materials or raw materials?

    What's the difference between primitive materials and raw materials?

    In this sentence:" We have had to raise our prices because of the increase in the cost of _____ materials? "

    Which one should I use there?

    Thank you!


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    I think if you are talking about industry, the adjective 'primitive' does not have the meaning of being processed later, while the word 'raw' does. In this sense, I think you should use the word raw material. The adjective 'primitive' refers to basicity.

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    Re: primitive materials or raw materials?

    Quote Originally Posted by o_cat
    What's the difference between primitive materials and raw materials?

    In this sentence:" We have had to raise our prices because of the increase in the cost of _____ materials? "

    Which one should I use there?

    Thank you!
    Raw materials is very common; the other doesn't really mean very much. :wink:

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