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    Made of or made from?

    Hello, could you please help me with this: what is the difference between ´made of ´ and ´made from´ ? Thank you very much. Aknel

  1. AlainK

    Re: Made of or made from?

    I'm not a native myself, but I would say that a table can be made of wood (the material itself has undergone no transformation), but that butter is made from milk (in the process, milk has been transformed into something else).
    A leather belt is made of leather, whereas leather is made from the skin of various animal : cow, kidd, goose.. er, maybe not goose.


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    Re: Made of or made from?

    I'm a native and I agree.

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