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    Are these sentences both correct:
    1-He was killed by being strangled.
    2-He was killed by strangulation.

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    They're OK, but 'he was strangled (to death)' sounds better to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They're OK, but 'he was strangled (to death)' sounds better to me.
    Sounds terrible to me ;)
    Iain

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    Since strangle means choke to death the phrase "strangle to death" is a redundancy.

    strangle
    http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionar...&va=strangling

    strangle
    http://www.bartleby.com/61/41/S0794100.html

    :)

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