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    #1

    cause of..." died of and died from"

    Cause of " died of and died from"

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    #2

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    What is your question?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    Can you give us a complete sentence so that we can understand what you are trying to say?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    You can say cause of death, but not cause of died.

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    #5

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    I would say that "died from" is more common than "died of'"

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    #6

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    I would have thought the opposite.
    I am not a teacher

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    #7

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    He died from massive trauma.
    He died from a broken neck.
    He died from massive blood loss.

    I would find "of" less common in those cases.

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    #8

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    He died of heart disease.
    He died of cancer.
    He died of kidney failure.

    I would find "from" less common in those cases.

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    #9

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    For me, "from" is common in all those.

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    #10

    Re: cause of..." died of and died from"

    I don't think it matters which is more common because the prepositions of/from have subtly different meanings. (Consider the difference between 'made of/made from' for a clearer example.) We might generally say that of is more direct and from is more indirect. The preference of one over the other is shown in the following examples, I think, although admittedly very slightly.


    • died of a heart attack
    • died from his injuries

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