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    wine bottle

    Could you please explain why "wine bottle" is used in one sentence and "bottle of wine" is used in the other. Are they different?
    1. Can you buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner?
    2. It's such a mess in her. There are empty wine bottles everywhere.
    Thank you.

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    Re: wine bottle

    The bottle of wine refers to the wine.
    The wine bottle refers to the container.

    You can have an empty bottle, or a bottle of wine, but not an empty bottle of wine.

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