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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    made of/from

    When do you use "It's made of" and "made from"?

    It is said there is a difference between them... I heard one is used for ingrediences that may change during the production (e.g. milk -> butter) and one is for materials that don't change their consistence... But I don't know... I just heard it. What is the truth?

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    Re: made of/from

    That's the truth:
    This chair is made of wood- I can recognise the material
    Wine is made from grapes- it would be hard to recognise the material used

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    Re: made of/from

    So, is this sentence correct?: "Yogurt is made from milk"

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    Re: made of/from

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    Re: made of/from

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That's the truth:
    This chair is made of wood- I can recognise the material
    Wine is made from grapes- it would be hard to recognise the material used
    How about

    The shirt is made of cotton.
    It is not possible to recognise the material used!

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    Re: made of/from

    Most people can tell whether someone is wool, cotton, silk, etc- we think in terms of the material that it is cut from rather than the plant source.

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