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    made by, made of, made from

    When to use 'made by', 'made of' and 'made from' ? And what is the difference between 'made by Germany' and 'made of Germany' ? Thank you.
    Last edited by unityisgood; 12-May-2015 at 18:20. Reason: More accurate example

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    Re: made by, made of, made from

    Neither "made by Germany" nor "made of Germany" make sense. Perhaps you mean "Made in Germany".

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    Re: made by, made of, made from

    I am not a teacher.

    'Made by' identifies the person or process that made something. 'Made by John Smith', 'made by distillation'.

    'Made of' and 'made from' can be very similar. Some people might not see any difference between them.

    'Made of' tells us the substance that something is composed of. 'This table is made of wood'.

    'Made from' tells us the origin of the substance that the thing is composed of. 'These kippers are made from cured herrings'.

    'Made by German' and 'made of German' don't make sense.
    Made in Germany. Made by a German. Made by (the) Germans.

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    Re: made by, made of, made from

    Sir bhaisahab, I would like to make a deal with you. How can I send a private message to you ? Thank you.
    Last edited by unityisgood; 12-May-2015 at 18:48. Reason: email address not allowed

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    Re: made by, made of, made from

    Unityisgood, please stop asking about contacting people privately in order to "make a deal"! Once you have posted here enough times, you can use the private message facility but you cannot post your email address.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: made by, made of, made from

    It really depends on the context.

    "Made by Germany" is possible:
    Compensation payments made by Germany to war victims have run into the billions of dollars.


    "Made from Germany" is possible:
    International calls made from Germany used to cost a lot of money.

    "Made of Germany" is possible:
    No mention was made of Germany during the discussion.


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