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    Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    1.Tailor
    2.Textile
    3.Fibre
    4.Factory
    5.Mill

    Answer given is 5. But I think 4 is also correct.
    Factory and mill have similar meanings, And if it was something related to grinding food items, then I would be sure of mill. But just like we say a textile mill, we can also say textile factory.

    I googled this question. All sites I looked had answer 5.

    Why not 4?

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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    The best answer is loom.
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    #3

    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The best answer is loom.
    "Press" is a place. "Loom" is not a place.
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    #4

    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    This is an MCQ. So please tell me which of those options is the most accurate.

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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Press" is a place. "Loom" is not a place.
    What? A printing press is a machine. I don't follow what you mean by place.

    I agree with Goes. I said 'loom' to myself before reading the choices.
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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Quote Originally Posted by matrixone View Post
    Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    1.Tailor
    2.Textile
    3.Fibre
    4.Factory
    5.Mill

    Answer given is 5. But I think 4 is also correct.
    Factory and mill have similar meanings, And if it was something related to grinding food items, then I would be sure of mill. But just like we say a textile mill, we can also say textile factory.

    I googled this question. All sites I looked had answer 5.

    Why not 4?
    Perhaps the author mistakenly thought that a textile mill was a machine. Several kinds of mills (grinding mills, ball mills, machine tool mills) do actually refer to the mechanical devices rather than the building. Other types of mills (sawmills, watermills, paper mills) refer to the building rather than the machinery itself.
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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    "Press" as in "printing press" where newspapers are printed.
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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Press" as in "printing press" where on which newspapers are printed.
    See above. A printing press is a machine, not a location.
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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    See above. A printing press is a machine, not a location.
    It can be a place, a business or an establishment according to item 2b and 6c in this dictionary:

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press
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    Re: Newspaper -> Press ; Cloth -> _______?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It can be a place, a business or an establishment according to item 2b and 6c in this dictionary:

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press
    Perhaps that definition is used in BrE. In AmE, publishing companies sometimes include the word "press" in their names. We don't normally refer to a location by that word unless we're referring familiarly to such a company's premises.
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