Use of preposition:
Made of, Made from, and Made with:
We often use the passive voice to remove the person or thing doing the action and put the focus on the object and its ingredients or components.
Active: We make pancakes with milk, eggs, and flour.
Passive: Pancakes are made with milk, eggs, and flour.
We use “made of” when the material used remains relatively unchanged in the finished product. The material may be shaped or cut, but its basic composition stays the same.
This table is made of wood.
Windows are made of glass.
His shoes are made of leather.
*We can also say “made out of.”
We use “made from” when the original material undergoes a significant change before becoming the final product. When we use “made from,” it’s because the finished result does not look the same as the original material.
Cheese is made from milk.
Wine is made from grapes.
Paper is made from trees.
We use “made with” when we are referring to just one part or one ingredient that is part of the finished product. If something has one main or major ingredient, use “made from.”
This pizza is made with real cheese.
The painting was made with watercolors.
These pancakes were made with blueberries.
Let’s try a quiz!
1. Rubber is made _____ a liquid extracted from certain types of trees.
2. These muffins were made _____ an egg substitute instead of real eggs.
3. The security gate is made _____ iron.