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    die of or die from

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain to me if there is a strict rule or collocation to distinguish 'die of ' and 'die from'? I find in many cases they can be followed by the same word. For example, in my dictionary there is an example:
    She died of/from hunger/cancer/a heart attack/her injuries.
    Does it mean there is no difference between the two?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: die of or die from

    I don't think there is. According to the British National Corpus, 'die of' is more common, but you will find the same causes of death with both prepositions.

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    Re: die of or die from


    Dear Tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't think there is. According to the British National Corpus, 'die of' is more common, but you will find the same causes of death with both prepositions.

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