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    jkl is offline Member
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    Post of/from

    1. One of his parents died at an early age from heart attack.

    2. He died of cancer.

    In sentence 1 why "from" is used? Is it possible to write "of" in both sentences? I thought we always write "of" if someone dies of a dissease.

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    Smile Re: of/from

    1. One of his parents died at an early age from heart attack.

    2. He died of cancer.

    jkl, you're right: the correct way would be to write 'of'. In 1. this would mean died of a heart attack'.

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    Re: of/from

    Thanks for the reply.

    The first sentence I saw on the internet. I was not sure about the grammartical form that's why I posted it.

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    Smile Re: of/from

    jkl, it's not unheard of - you'll probably see it again sometime. But it is more usual to say 'of'.

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    Re: of/from

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    1. One of his parents died at an early age from aheart attack.
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