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

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made of

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English to describe the material something is composed of.

Use 'made of' when you want to specify the material or substance that something is composed of.

Examples:

  • The table is made of wood.
  • The dress is made of silk.
  • The house is made of bricks.

Alternatives:

  • composed of
  • constructed of
  • crafted from
  • manufactured from
  • formed of

made with

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English to describe the ingredients or components used in the creation of something.

Use 'made with' when you want to specify the ingredients, components, or tools used in the creation of something.

Examples:

  • The cake is made with flour, sugar, and eggs.
  • The sculpture is made with clay.
  • The necklace is made with pearls and gold.

Alternatives:

  • created with
  • produced with
  • fabricated with
  • assembled with
  • constructed with
Both 'made of' and 'made with' are correct, but they are used in different contexts. 'Made of' is used to describe the material something is composed of, while 'made with' is used to describe the ingredients or components used in the creation of something.

Last updated: March 24, 2024

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