In this sentence

The factory is in the (process - operation) of moving to new offices

I think it is "process" but my teacher told me that it's "operation" ... So which one is correct?

  • I think that progressive aspect already conveys the "process".
    – Cardinal
    Sep 11, 2017 at 17:05
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    Note that X is in operation means X works (it's up and running; functioning as intended). But X is in process is a fairly common alternative to X is in progress (it's being developed / fixed, probably so that it will be functional at some future time). Sep 11, 2017 at 17:08

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Process is correct there, not operation. It refers to a series of actions you take to achieve something in your example sentence.

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