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    What's the correct option

    I saw 2 lines with the same meaning on two different bags. Which one is appropriate?

    This bag is made from recycled fabric.

    This bag is made of recycled fabric.

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    Re: What's the correct option

    Not a teacher.

    Either is fine.

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    Re: What's the correct option

    Quote Originally Posted by wannaknow View Post
    I saw 2 lines with the same meaning on two different bags. Which one is appropriate?

    This bag is made from recycled fabric.

    This bag is made of recycled fabric.
    **********NOT a teacher **********

    Hello, Wannaknow.

    (1) This confuses me, too.

    (2) I try to follow two good sources:

    (a) Mr. Michael Swan's popular Practical English Usage:







    (i) Use made of if you can identify the material (things made of

    plastic).



    (ii) Use made from when it has a completely different form

    (Paper is made from wood; wine is made from blackberries).

    (b) Mr. L.G. Alexander's Longman English Grammar:

    (i) Use made of/made out of when we can "actually recognize the

    material" (made of wood, iron, solid wood).

    (ii) Use made from when the ingredient is not immediately obvious

    (Beer is made from hops).

    (3) In your sentence, the bag is made ____ recycled fabric. If you think

    that you can immediately recognize the recycled fabric, then use of; if

    you think that the recycled fabric is not immediately recognizable, then

    use from.

    (a) I think that I know the answer, but I am not 100% sure. So I will

    not give it, because I do not want to give you the wrong answer. What

    do you think? What do other posters think?

    THANK YOU

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