primitive materials or raw materials?

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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!
 

Alidar

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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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o_cat said:
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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