of vs from

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The man who owned all this cash has died from hunger

asked Dec 12 '13 at 17:53 Noel Jones New member

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'Of' is usually used in descibing an internal cause of death.

He died of cancer.

'From' usually indicates an external cause.

He died from a gunshot wound.

 

In reality, they are pretty much interchangeable.

link comment answered Dec 12 '13 at 18:58 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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