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Due to and Because Of

03/05/17 Due to and Because Of


This is a very important topic about which many people usually ask me:
Strictly speaking due is a noun <give them their due> or an adjective  <due process>. That is why purists sanction its use (1) after a be-verb, as a predicative adjective <the delay was due to bad weather>, and (2) to modify a noun <the delay due to bad weather upset the whole schedule>. Sticklers object to using due to as a preposition <Due to [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][read Because of] bad weather, the trial was delayed>. Others think their scorn is undue. In any event, when a preposition is needed, because of  is a stronger and safer choice.



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