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    Difference between "of" and "from"

    Hello, teachers.

    Could you please tell me the difference between "die of" and "die from"? I looked up the dictionary (Japanese-English), but it does not have any explanation for this.

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: Difference between "of" and "from"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bookmark View Post
    Hello, teachers.

    Could you please tell me the difference between "die of" and "die from"? I looked up the dictionary (Japanese-English), but it does not have any explanation for this.

    Thank you very much.
    To die of a heart attack.
    Die from ???
    Last edited by Clark; 04-Jun-2008 at 19:55.

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    Re: Difference between "of" and "from"

    Thank you. So you say "die of" cancer, but you don't say "die from" overwork?
    My textbook has this: "Authorities determined that the chickens had died from the bird flue." What does this mean?


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    Re: Difference between "of" and "from"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bookmark View Post
    Thank you. So you say "die of" cancer, but you don't say "die from" overwork?
    My textbook has this: "Authorities determined that the chickens had died from the bird flue." What does this mean?
    I think 'died of the bird flue'.
    I found out that 'die from' is used in 'die from the wound'. It looks when we name a desease, 'of' is used. When other factors are mentioned as a possible cause of death, 'from' is employed. It may be possible to say 'die from overwork'. We need a native speaker to verify it.

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