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  1. Newbie
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    Smile of, out of, with or from?

    Hello everyone!

    I'd like to submit a question.
    I am often in trouble when i have to indicate the relationship between objects (a ring, a purse, a door) and raw materials (gold, leather, wood).
    something could be made of, out of, from, with .... is there a general rule, or we have to learn each case by heart?
    thank you
    Gius

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    Re: of, out of, with or from?

    We usually say made of when we are identifying the material used to make something.
    Most things seem to be made of plastic these days.
    What are your loudspeakers made of?
    When we are thinking about the process of manufacture, out of is more often used.
    They made all the furniture out of oak. (More natural than ... of oak.)
    When a material is changed into a completely different form to make something, we often use make from.
    Paper is made from wood. (NOT Paper is made of wood.)
    My mother makes wine from blackberries.
    To mention just one of the materials that something is made of, we use make with.
    'The soup's good.' 'Yes, I make it with lots of garlic.'

    Taken from ?Practical English Usage' - Michael Swan

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    Re: of, out of, with or from?

    Is it taken from Fully revised New Edition?

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    Re: of, out of, with or from?

    No, from New Edition. (Second edition 1995, eighth impression 1998,to be exact.) Why?

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    Re: of, out of, with or from?

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    No, from New Edition. (Second edition 1995, eighth impression 1998,to be exact.) Why?
    I just want to know if it is the New Edition you have got.

  6. Newbie
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    Re: of, out of, with or from?

    thank you for your exhaustive reply Q/bu
    so, we could either say that a purse is made of leather, or out of leather, according to the different nuance we hint?

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