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    carv of/from/out of

    Hi,

    Please have a look at the following extract:

    .... Many rooms in the Grand Palace in Peterhop were decorated in the baroque style by Rastrelli. Surrounding the mirrors is the abundance of gilded wood carving. Each piece was carved of/from/out of limewood and the surface was covered with gold leaf....

    Which preposition should be used here? Different sources of information provide different option.

    Thanks

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    Re: carv of/from/out of

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hi,

    Please have a look at the following extract:

    .... Many rooms in the Grand Palace in Peterhop were decorated in the baroque style by Rastrelli. Surrounding the mirrors is the abundance of gilded wood carving. Each piece was carved of/from/out of limewood and the surface was covered with gold leaf....

    Which preposition should be used here? Different sources of information provide different option.

    Thanks
    I prefer "carved from" but "carved out of" works. I don't find "carved of" to be natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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