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    die of / from

    Hi teachers
    Could you tell me what's the difference between " die of" and " die from"?
    Should I say :
    He died of lung cancer. ?
    or
    He died from lung cancer?
    Thanks for your reply!


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    Re: die of / from

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hi teachers
    Could you tell me what's the difference between " die of" and " die from"?
    Should I say :
    He died of lung cancer. ?
    or
    He died from lung cancer?
    Thanks for your reply!
    die of sg that is an 'internal' or 'direct' cause like cancer, cold, hunger

    die from sg that is an 'external' or 'indirect' cause like explosion, heat, cold weather

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