Can be sentence with unaccusative verb describing some state change on the subject changed to sentence (with different verb of course) which contains cause of that event on the subject position (like this can be done for anticausative verbs) ? I'm specially interested in the inanimate cause, like some natural force, time, fire etc.
- John died. (because he was old) => *Old age killed John.
- The book fell. => Gravity force pulled down the book.
- The house burns. => *The fire destroyed the house ?
- Statue decay. => *The time destroyed the statue.
Are the alternatives sentences correct, only they sounds strange/silly ?