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    fall down ______ anemia

    Hello.

    She fell down ______ anemia in a crowded train.

    What do you put in the blank to complete this sentence? Can I put "for" there?

    Thank you.

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    Re: fall down ______ anemia

    I'd use due to/from

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    Re: fall down ______ anemia

    Does "for" make the sentence awkward?

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    Re: fall down ______ anemia

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Does "for" make the sentence awkward?
    No, it makes it nonsense. You can't use "for" here, even awkwardly.

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    Re: fall down ______ anemia

    - fall down from anemia
    - collapse from anemia

    These two sounds good, and they mean the same thing, don't they?

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    Re: fall down ______ anemia

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    - fall down from anemia
    - collapse from anemia

    These two sounds good, and they mean the same thing, don't they?
    Yes, they sound alright, and mean the same.

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    Re: fall down ______ anemia

    She fell down ______ anemia in a crowded train.

    Any way you slice it, this seems like an awkward sentence.
    ‘due to’, ‘from’, ‘because of’, or anything else I can think of makes it ambiguous. It could sound like the crowded train has the anemia. (though we know this couldn’t happen unless she tripped over a lot of anemic people!)

    What about 'stricken with'?

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