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    Question Branch of industry

    "Agriculture is one of the most important branches of industry".

    I know, a commonplace. What I wish to know is whether this collocation is fine: "agriculture is a branch of industry". Is it?

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    Re: Branch of industry

    Hmm.

    If you has asked about "Agriculture is one of the most importants segments of the economy" I would have given an unqualified yes.

    "Industry" often refers to big plants that build things. So if you are referring to building tractors and havesters and other farm equipment, then "Agriculture [products] is a branch of industry" would be okay too.

    But if you are referring to farming and raising animals and crops, then I would not say it's a branch of industry. It's (in my opinion) as segment of the overall economy.

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    Re: Branch of industry

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hmm.

    If you has asked about "Agriculture is one of the most importants segments of the economy" I would have given an unqualified yes.

    "Industry" often refers to big plants that build things. So if you are referring to building tractors and havesters and other farm equipment, then "Agriculture [products] is a branch of industry" would be okay too.

    But if you are referring to farming and raising animals and crops, then I would not say it's a branch of industry. It's (in my opinion) as segment of the overall economy.

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    Thanks, Barb_D. Let, then, it be the "segment of economy".

    Nyggus

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