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    Die of/from/with

    Are there any rules for using of/from/with after die?
    E.g The baby died of/from/with pneumonia.

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    Re: Die of/from/with

    "To die of" a disease or condition is the usual idiom. "To die from" a condition is sometimes heard, but is poor. "To die with" a disease is not used.


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    Re: Die of/from/with

    Quote Originally Posted by mailan View Post
    Are there any rules for using of/from/with after die?
    E.g The baby died of/from/with pneumonia.
    die of something: direct cause: cancer, pneumonia


    die from something: indirect' cause: inattention, wound, explosion

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    Re: Die of/from/with

    I would say: died in a car accident, in an explosion, of inattention, of gunshot wounds. "From" is acceptable as well, for all of these.

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