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This means it isn't made of the same stuff it was made (of) years ago.

Do I need the second "of"? Why or why not?

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This means it isn't made of the same stuff it was made of years ago.

It’s correct, but a little unwieldy.

Perhaps:

This means it’s now made of different stuff than it was years ago.

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  • This means it's made of the same previous stuff?
    – Usernew
    Oct 10, 2015 at 14:45
  • @Usernew, no. It means that years ago it was made of one thing and it is now made of something different. Oct 10, 2015 at 14:47
  • Oops! my bad, I meant "it isn't." :(
    – Usernew
    Oct 10, 2015 at 14:48
  • Happens to the best of us :) Oct 10, 2015 at 14:50

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