Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Made of / in ?

  1. #1
    ratóncolorao is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  2. #2
    Preceptor is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  3. #3
    waflob is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Germany
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Made of / in ?

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

  4. #4
    ~Mav~ is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Hungarian
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Europe
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    341
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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. )

  5. #5
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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'.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


  6. #6
    ratóncolorao is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Made of / in ?

    Thanks you all for your help

  7. #7
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    22,837
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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 ..."

  8. #8
    ratóncolorao is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Nov-2009, 16:10
  2. question about made of and made from
    By lyfen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-May-2009, 15:17
  3. "made of" "and made from" + reported speech
    By herouini65@yahoo.fr in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-May-2007, 11:06
  4. made of/from
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Apr-2007, 15:29
  5. Use of 'made of' or 'made from' or 'made out of'
    By Saritha Enoch in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2004, 15:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •