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  1. hector51's Avatar

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    produce and manufacture

    Hi !

    I wonder what the difference between the two verbs "manufacture" and "produce" , does "manufacture something" mean "make something using machinery" while "produce something" mean "make something by hand" ? Is that correct?

    thanks so much!!

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    Re: produce and manufacture

    If it's a large industrial process, you could use either ( or 'make')- Toyota manufacture/produce/make cars. If it's small-scale, then I wouldn't use 'manufacture'- that furniture shop makes/produces its own chairs. If it's a less industrial product, I'd do the same- the dairy makes/produces cheese.


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