Surprisingly, a feeling of tiredness may result of a lack of exercise.
Take for example the sentence above. Should I use
result of or
result from? What is the difference?
Is there a general rule for the use of result of and result from?
As a verb, result takes from, not of. (in fact there are very few verbs that take of for one of their arguments - I can't think of any)*.
As a noun, result usually takes of, rather than from.
Edit: Fumblefingers pointed out that in saying I couldn't think of any examples, I used one! But on reflection, I don't think it is a counterexample: think of is a phrasal verb, with a different meaning from think.