Which is correct:
"made of" or "made by"?

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made of

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

Use 'made of' when you want to describe the material or ingredients something is composed of.

Examples:

  • The table is made of wood.
  • The cake is made of flour, sugar, and eggs.
  • The necklace is made of gold and diamonds.

Alternatives:

  • composed of
  • constructed from
  • crafted from
  • consists of
  • formed of

made by

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

Use 'made by' when you want to indicate the creator or manufacturer of something.

Examples:

  • The painting was made by Picasso.
  • This dress was made by a famous designer.
  • The car was made by Toyota.

Alternatives:

  • created by
  • manufactured by
  • produced by
  • designed by
  • fabricated by
Both 'made of' and 'made by' are correct, but they are used in different contexts. 'Made of' is used to describe the material something is composed of, while 'made by' is used to indicate the creator or manufacturer of something.

Last updated: March 22, 2024

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