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    be made of or be made from

    All substances are made from molecules.

    All substances are made of molecules.

    Which is correct? And Why?

    I think the difference is little and that both are right.

    Please me the correct answer~

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: be made of or be made from

    Quote Originally Posted by dustp777 View Post
    All substances are made from molecules. No.

    All substances are made of molecules. Yes.

    Which is correct? And Why? Of.

    I think the difference is little and that both are right. No. Use "of" to describe constituent parts of a whole - what something is comprised of:

    -A car is made of steel, glass, and rubber.

    "From" describes progress from one thing or place to another. Use "from" to describe how something was made or done:

    - The cake was made from scratch.
    - I learned my speech from beginning to end.
    - The speech comes from my heart.


    Please me the correct answer~

    Thank you in advance!
    You're welcome!

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