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    abdmlkbd is offline Member
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    Default 'die from' or 'die of'

    pls tell me which is correct: 'die from heart disease' or 'die of heart disease'? thanx in advance!

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    Default Re: 'die from' or 'die of'

    Quote Originally Posted by abdmlkbd View Post
    pls tell me which is correct: 'die from heart disease' or 'die of heart disease'? thanx in advance!
    He died of heart disease.

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    Default Re: 'die from' or 'die of'

    'to die of' : use this when referring to the direct cause, such as cancer, or heart attack.

    'to die from' : use when referring to an indirect agent.

    So - he died from exposure to radiation (and then the radiation produced cancer, which caused the death)
    the sheep died from the heat (which led to dehydration and so, death)

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    Default Re: 'die from' or 'die of'

    thanx David for your clear explanation!

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