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    preposition

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    which sentence is correct in the following sentences
    1 table is made of iron.
    2 table is made with iron.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by preeti trivedi View Post
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    which sentence is correct in the following sentences
    1 table is made of iron.
    2 table is made with iron.
    Welcome to the forums, Preeti. Neither is correct, "The table is made with iron" and "The table is made of iron" could both be correct depending on whether the table is all iron or partly iron.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by preeti trivedi View Post
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    which sentence is correct in the following sentences
    1 table is made of iron.
    2 table is made with iron.
    Both are correct but imply different meanings.
    "made of" implies made entirely of iron and no other materials.
    "made with"implies that, along with iron, other materials are also used.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Welcome to the forums, Preeti. Neither is correct, "The table is made with iron" and "The table is made of iron" could both be correct depending on whether the table is all iron or partly iron.
    Why do you say that neither of them are correct? I'm puzzled!

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    #5

    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by RobMasters View Post
    Why do you say that neither of them are correct? I'm puzzled!
    Cause no article was used with "table" in the original sentences.

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    #6

    Re: preposition

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    The sentences would have been correct if all tables are made of/with iron, which we know is not true.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Cause no article was used with "table" in the original sentences.

    Also there was no capital letter at the beginning.

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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
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    The sentences would have been correct if all tables are made of/with iron, which we know is not true.
    No, even then, it would need to be "Tables are made..." not "Table is made..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
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    The sentences would have been correct if all tables are made of/with iron, which we know is not true.
    Not really, for that they would have to have been, "Tables are made of/with iron."

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    #10

    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Cause no article was used with "table" in the original sentences.
    Apologies - quite correct. (I just assumed that it was presented in an abbreviated form for convenience. Didn't realise that you were being . . . precise.)
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