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    Made of/made from

    Hi,

    just to be sure: can "of" and "from" be used interchangeably in phrases like "made of stone"/"made from stone"? If yes are there any exceptions?

    Best regards
    Leszek

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    Re: Made of/made from

    Quote Originally Posted by LeszekN View Post
    Hi,

    just to be sure: can "of" and "from" be used interchangeably in phrases like "made of stone"/"made from stone"? If yes are there any exceptions?

    Best regards
    Leszek
    See this:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...e-vs-made.html

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    There's also one more phrase to deal with such a matter, namely made with = including something; together with other substances/materials.


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    Re: Made of/made from

    Hi LeszekN

    As a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, I would say the difference is subtle.

    Whilst I might say that someone had a "heart (made) of stone" it doesn't mean their heart was physically made from stone.

    I would therefore use "made of stone" in the metaphorical sense and "made from stone" if I meant that it was physically fashioned out of a block of stone.

    Hope this clarifies the distinction.

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    NT
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    Wink Re: Made of/made from

    There's also one more phrase to deal with such a matter, namely made with = including something; together with other substances/materials.



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    Re: Made of/made from

    Hi,

    banderas, engee30, Neillythere - thank you for your replies
    Now I understand the difference although it seems to be very subtle indeed and as I can see in Google many use these two words fully interchangeable.

    Best regards
    Leszek

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    Re: Made of/made from

    Hi,

    RonBee - thanks

    Best regards
    Leszek

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