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    Red face die of v. die from

    Can someone tell me the difference between die from and die of?
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    regards, Korry Lo

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by korrylo View Post
    Can someone tell me the difference between die from and die of?
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    to die of some disease,
    but to die from a wound

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by korrylo View Post
    Can someone tell me the difference between die from and die of?
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    Died of old age.
    Died from cancer.

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    rj1948.

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by korrylo View Post
    Can someone tell me the difference between die from and die of?
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    Hi, korrylo!
    I agree with Clark and rj.
    However, I'm not really sure about the correct usage...
    So I'd like to give you these links.
    You can find lots of examples there :

    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=die+of
    SARA Search Results

    I hope it will be a great help to you.

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    Re: die of v. die from

    A person can die of an illness. In careful usage, die from is reserved for indirect causes of death, e.g., people with the lowest cholesterol levels were more likely to die from tragic causes, such as car crashes or suicide.

    die (1) definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
    die of (internal); e.g., of a heart attack, of hunger
    die from (external); e.g., want of care

    Speakers tend not to follow the rules here.
    Last edited by Soup; 14-Jun-2008 at 19:08. Reason: Typo *off > of

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    A person can die of an illness. In careful usage, die from is reserved for indirect causes of death, e.g., people with the lowest cholesterol levels were more likely to die from tragic causes, such as car crashes or suicide.

    die (1) definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
    die off (internal); e.g., of a heart attack, of hunger
    die from (external); e.g., want of care

    Speakers tend not to follow the rules here.
    Is it "die off" or "die of" - what is the difference?
    Is died from cancer wrong ?

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    Is it "die off" or "die of" - what is the difference?
    Is died from cancer wrong ?
    Definitely die of. Typos make great puns, wouldn't you agree?

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    Re: die of v. die from

    dear soup,

    died of cancer
    died from cancer

    both are correct. What do you think?

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    dear soup,

    died of cancer
    died from cancer

    both are correct. What do you think?
    I think you should read the last line of post #5.

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    Re: die of v. die from

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    I think you should read the last line of post #5.

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    Thankyou vivamafille it's clear from the site that you quoted in the thread "presposition" post #8
    SARA Search Results

    died of cancer/died from cancer both are correct.

    dear soup what do you mean by are you trolling?

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