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    Default due to or not due to -that is the question.

    Hello,

    I have come to believe that the expression DUE TO is mainly used in the negative context - due to high inflation, or due to bad weather.
    But a few hours ago preparing for my Monday class, I came across the following sentence - Due to our ability to multitask ‐ doing two or more things at the same time ‐ we actually access media (TV, radio, Internet) for nearly nine hours a day.
    Have I been wrong all this time thinking that DUE TO is only used in the negative context?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Default Re: due to or not due to -that is the question.

    Here's a discussion from another forum which considers this question in some depth and provides links to even more debate:

    "Owing to" vs "due to", "because of", etc. - WordReference Forums

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    Default Re: due to or not due to -that is the question.

    Hello Rover KE,

    Thanks for an interesting link.

    Yours,

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