Grammar Patterns

by N

The 'drowning' group

These nouns refer to ways of dying or being killed. Accident and firing squad are count nouns.
Her postmortem indicated death by drowning under the influence of drugs.
The former President and at least a dozen of his ministers were executed by firing squad.
  • by accident
  • by cancer
  • by crucifixion
  • by drowning
  • by electrocution
  • by fire
  • by firing squad
  • by hanging
  • by heart attack
  • by lethal gas
  • by lethal injection
  • by misadventure
  • by natural causes
  • by poisoning
  • by starvation
  • by stoning
  • by strangulation
  • by suffocation
  • by suicide
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