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    Made of / in ?

    Hello,

    I have learned that we have to use "made of" in expressions such as:

    made of leather

    made of wool


    But I have found some sentences in which we may see "made in"

    made in leather

    made in wool


    Are these latter ones correct?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    Sometimes, in an effort to sound more fancy, a writer will use a phrase such as, "Crafted in the finest Corinthian leather." It means the same as, "Made of leather."

    "Made of wood," is simply correct without any elaboration. "Made in wood," could be correct, depending on the context, but usually with a different verb.

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    These days, you usually see "made in" followed by China

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    I have learned that we have to use "made of" in expressions such as:

    made of leather

    made of wool
    *** NOT A TEACHER ***

    I would just like to point out that we use "made of'' if the original form has NOT changed during the process of making, or it is at least still recognisable. Eg., "The table is made of wood."
    If the original form is no longer recognisable, we use "made from". Eg., "Wine is made from grapes." (The grapes ceased to be grapes during the process; they have been changed into wine. )

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Preceptor View Post
    "Made in wood," could be correct, depending on the context, but usually with a different verb.
    If it's a different verb, then it is not 'made in wood'.

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    Thanks you all for your help

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Thanks you all for your help
    Either "Thanks for ..." or "Thank you for ...", but not "Thanks you for ..."

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    Re: Made of / in ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Either "Thanks for ..." or "Thank you for ...", but not "Thanks you for ..."
    Yes, you are right. Just a slip of the pen.
    Thanks a lot

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