Thought I'd better start a new thread for this, as it could digress quite a bit from the made of/made from discussion.gisele73 said:Another question regarding this. When someone dies because he/she was sick, is it correct to say "she died of cancer" or "she died from cancer"?...I think I've heard both, but don't know if both are correct.
In AE, gisele, we say died of cancer. I sometimes hear died from when there is a brief, direct cause of death, like someone dying from pneumonia (usually while in the hospital for something else). When the cause of death of drawn-out (as is usually the case for cancer), died of tends to be used more -- which is interesting, because by my logic, dying from something makes more sense.
I'm sure someone will now post all kinds of counter-examples.