silk or cloth is made of <string>

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emma.learns

Senior Member
Chinese - China
Dear all,

I have read the definition of 'string'. I would like to ask whether you would normally say that 'silk or cloth is made of <string>'.

If you don't use the word 'string', what word would you use? Thank you!
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    No, it's made of thread. String is made of several threads twined together. We also use 'thread' for the single strand that you use in a needle to sew a garment.
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    Which definition of "string" have you read, and where?

    Silk is a fibre made by silkworms. Cloth is a woven or knitted material. They are not comparable.

    Please provide a complete sentence.

    Cross-posted. But most of the threads used in weaving are also twisted together and are structurally identical to string.
     

    emma.learns

    Senior Member
    Chinese - China
    Thank you very much, I read the definition from an online dictionary.

    I didn't know the word 'thread' so I didn't know which word should be used.

    I think "cloth is made of thread" is a completed sentence.
     
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