E04teacherlin wrote:tsukinodeynatsu wrote:I have to say, I follow the rule with die from/of to the letter and I would have marked it wrong. (Of course, I had no idea that that was the rule until E04 mentioned it).
All you lot who say die from cancer just sound like uneducated chavs to me. It's like when people say 'haitch' instead of 'aitch'. My internal snob sensor goes PING-PING-PING CHAV ALERT! and I get this feeling of superiority.
I suppose you can take the girl out of England, but not the English out of the girl!
I did not say rule. I said "used more commonly with" and like Hans (or whatever his name is) pointed out, I wasn't perfectly accurate.
It might not be a written rule but it does seem to fit perfectly.
The difference between the road accident and injuries is because a road accident is a situation and you can't die from a situation - you die from things arising in the situation (in this case, having your skull smashed in). So you couldn't die from a road accident, but you could die from head injuries (sustained) in a road accident. So not an exception to the rule, just a different drawing of the tangible/intangible boundaries.