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    I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    Is the sentence correct? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    Is the sentence correct? Thanks.
    But colloquially you'd be more likely to say 'I went swimming because it was hot'. It's less clear, but still...

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    #4

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    Thanks, Rover and Bob.

    Because it was a hot day, I went for a swim.
    Due to a hot day, I went for a swim.

    Are both sentences fine? Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Rover and Bob.

    Because it was a hot day, I went for a swim.
    Due to a hot day, I went for a swim.

    Are both sentences fine? Thanks.
    The first is OK although, again, it would be more likely to be "Because it was hot, ..." instead of "Because it was a hot day, ..."
    The second is not natural. We might say "Due to the heat, ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    Or you could say It was a hot day/hot, so I went swimming.

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    #7

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    There are people who decry that use of 'Due to', on the grounds that 'due' is a adjective - which needs a noun to qualify. The decision to go for a swim was due to the heat. In that case, I'd (for I am one of these cathars ) say 'Owing to the heat...' or 'Because of the heat...'. But I'm swimming against the tide. Starting a sentence wth a 'dangling' due to is very common, especially on notices about train services being late - 'Due to leaves on the line...', 'Due to extreme weather...', 'Due to an incident at Mornington Crescent...'

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    #8

    Re: I went swimming because it was a hot day.

    "Due to the heat", yes. But surely not "due to a hot day".

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