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    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    "made from" and "made of" - are they different

    Hello teachers,

    I am very glad to have found this site!! :)

    I was wondering if there is a difference between "made of" and "made from"
    or can they be used interchangeably?

    Thank you

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: "made from" and "made of" - are they different

    They can be used interchangeably, yes, but they are different. That difference is subtle:

    This box is made of wood. <I carved it out of a wood block>
    This box is made from wood. <I built it using wood>

    This cone is made from honey. <Some honey was used>
    This cone is made of honey. <It's all or almost all honey>

    All the best.


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