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    made of/from

    The shoes are made of leather
    The shirt is made of cotton
    The cheese is made from milk
    The vine is made from grapes

    Why?

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    Re: made of/from

    Why...?

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    Re: made of/from

    If the material is clear with the product- a wooden chair looks like wood, then we say 'of'. When the process changes the material, then we say 'from'. If you hadn't been told, would you associate wine with grapes?


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    Re: made of/from

    Hi,
    I wonder if the following formula fits all the cases:
    made of - for countable nouns
    made from - for uncountable ones

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    Re: made of/from

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I wonder if the following formula fits all the cases:
    made of - for countable nouns
    made from - for uncountable ones
    That sounds attractive. (Another one that I'm going to have to go away and think about. )

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    #6

    Re: made of/from

    I don't think it does:

    It's made of plastic.
    Cider is made from apples.



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    Re: made of/from

    I meant the resulting thing, Tdol. Here, cider.


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    Re: made of/from

    My teacher told me that the material at the 2 side of 'of' are obviously the same, while that at the 2 side of 'from' change their form greatly.

    I hope someone give a definite answer.

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