Make Of vs. Make From

We use make of when we are identifying the material used to make something.

  • This necklace is made of gold.
  • It is made of plastic.
  • What is your bag made of?
  • These shoes are made of leather.

We usually use make out of when we are thinking about the process of manufacture.

  • They made all the furniture out of oak.

We usually use make from when the process of making changes a material into something completely different.

  • Paper is made from wood. (NOT Paper is made of wood.)
  • She makes wine from grapes.

To mention just one of the materials used for making something, we use make with.

  • ‘The pudding is very sweet.’ ‘Yes, I made it with lots of sugar.’

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