What's the explanation of:
. Minister of transportation or Transportation Minister?
. A cup of glass or a Glass cup?
My students ask me how to use it ,and I'd like to know how to.
Here of means connected or associated with.
The Minister associated with the transportation department.
This is an official title. It can be further described as a compund noun.
A cup of glass
Here of (meaning containing in this context) should be followed by what is in the glass.
A cup of water/sand/flowers.
to explain the material which the cup consists of (glass) you should use made of.
A cup made of glass.
a Glass cup
The adjective glass explains which material the cup is made of.
a yellow car
a wooden chair
I'm not a teacher.
Last edited by colloquium; 04-Aug-2008 at 13:23.