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    to cause - to generate - to produce

    - The crisis sparked off a bitter civil war.
    - The new airport brought about lots of changes on that island.

    Which is the most suitable verb (among "to cause - to produce - to generate") which can be substituted to the two in bold? Might they all be correct?

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    Re: to cause - to generate - to produce

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    - The crisis sparked off a bitter civil war. "Caused" OK but I wouldn't use "produced" or "generated" in this context.

    - The new airport brought about lots of changes on that island. When I hear "caused", I expect to hear something more specific rather than something general as with "changes", but "produced" and "generated" work for me.

    Which is the most suitable verb (among "to cause - to produce - to generate") which can be substituted to the two in bold? Might they all be correct?
    I wouldn't classify any of your alternative terms as incorrect. Rather, I have stated my preferences.

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