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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.
Last edited by Clark; 04-Jun-2008 at 18:55.
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 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.