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    Red face made from/up of...

    A lot of discussion has been made on the differences between made from and made of:

    made from: i.e. you can't see the original material [e.g. wines are made from grapes]
    made of: i.e. you can! [e.g. this house is build of bricks]

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    what about made up of? I was wondering if this is the same as made of?

    Dictionaries can't really distinguish the two... I'm afraid

    thanks

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    Default Re: made from/up of...

    In BrE at least, we might use "made up of":

    - My favourite cocktail is made up of amaretto, Baileys, kahlua and cream.
    - The collage is made up of pieces of material from each different decade of the 20th century.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: made from/up of...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    A lot of discussion has been made on the differences between made from and made of:

    made from: i.e. you can't see the original material [e.g. wines are made from grapes]
    made of: i.e. you can! [e.g. this house is build of bricks]

    BUT

    what about made up of? I was wondering if this is the same as made of?

    Dictionaries can't really distinguish the two... I'm afraid

    thanks
    "Made up of..." is usually followed by a number/series of items.
    "Made of.. " is usually followed by a single item.
    "Made from..." could be followed by one or more items.


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