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can anybody tell me what is the differences between "make of" and "make from"? thank you
Feb 20, 2012 5:48 AM
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Anna, they have completely different meanings. "Make from" means to create something. Examples: to MAKE a cake FROM flour and yeast, to MAKE a house FROM wood. "Make of" means to interpret, 'think of,' or form an opinion about something. Examples: What do you MAKE OF our new neighbor? (What do you think of our new neighbor?") What do you MAKE OF our current economic situation? (What do you think about...? / what is your opinion about...?)
February 20, 2012
MAKE OF - used to refer to something made of a particular material. e.g. Anna's watch is made of gold. Anna fancies furniture made of wood. MAKE FROM - used when the material is changed into a completely different form to make something. e.g. Paper is made from wood. Beer is made from barley.
February 20, 2012
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