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Hi guys

Should I say "He died of suffocation" or "He died from suffocation." ?
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Garner, Modern American Usage

Die of (=to die as a result of a disease or ailment) is the standard idiom.

Yet die with AIDS (not recommended with other illnesses) is common: one doesn't die of it. AIDS weakens the immune system so much that you die of something else.
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Both of/from are correct based on:

To Die OF or to Die FROM?

See:
http://query.nytimes.com/search/query?query=%22died+of+suffocation%22&srchst=nyt

http://query.nytimes.com/search/query?query=%22died+from+suffocation%22&srchst=nyt
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Hi Yoong Liat,

I think both are correct. Google says that 'die of ' is more frequently used. I'm taught to say 'die of', but 'die from' is definitely not a mistake. Whether one is BE and the other AE I can't say.

Regards,

Slava
Hello Slava and Marius

Many thanks