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    'hiccup' is followed by which preposition

    Hello everybody!
    She was still hiccuping from the egg (that) she had swallowed whole.
    I am 61 and I have often gotten hiccups from eating hard boiled eggs.
    Our expert explains why your baby is most likely to get hiccups after a feed.
    He hiccuped on his breakfast.=? He hiccuped because of eating his breakfast. =? He hiccuped as a result of eating his breakfast. =? He hiccuped after eating his breakfast.
    Here is the list of the word "hiccup" used as a noun:
    I am still suffering from hiccups from/on/after breakfast. (which preposition is proper?).
    I sometimes develop hiccups from/after/on eating something.
    Could you tell me what you think of all the above sentences, both mine and not mine?
    I would like to know if "hiccup" verb and "hiccups" noun can be followed by th presposition "on".
    Could you expand on the subject?
    I would be very grateful.
    Thank you.

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    Re: 'hiccup' is followed by which preposition

    There's nothing to expand, really. You're asking generally about the use of prepositions rather than about hiccup.

    If you narrow down your questioning to focus on just one or two sentences, I'll try to explain the use of the preposition phrase.

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    Re: 'hiccup' is followed by which preposition

    My understanding of the cause(s) of hiccups is not perfect, but I'll respond according to my belief that they are caused not by what we eat so much as how we eat.

    She was still hiccupping from the egg (that) she had swallowed whole.
    She was still hiccupping from swallowing the egg whole.
    I am 61 and I have often gotten hiccups from eating hard boiled eggs. This is correct if one supposes that the eggs are the cause, no matter how carefully eaten.
    Our expert explains why your baby is most likely to get hiccups after a feed. Our expert explains why your baby is most likely to get hiccups after a feeding.
    He hiccupped on his breakfast.=? He hiccupped because of eating his breakfast. =? He hiccupped as a result of eating his breakfast. =? He hiccupped after eating his breakfast.
    Here is the list of the word "hiccup" used as a noun:
    I am still suffering from hiccups from/on/after breakfast. (which preposition is proper?). It depends on what is causing the hiccups. If the food is the cause, then: I am still suffering from hiccups from breakfast. If the manner of eating is the cause, then better as: I am still suffering from hiccups from eating my breakfast too fast (for example). After is a safe bet for either case.
    I sometimes develop hiccups from/after/on eating something. After is the best choice in this sentence.
    Could you tell me what you think of all the above sentences, both mine and not mine? Note the double letter 'p' in hiccupping and hiccupped.
    I would like to know if "hiccup" verb and "hiccups" noun can be followed by the preposition "on". No.

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