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    Due to

    (From a grammar book.) Due to circumstances beyond my control, I regret to say that I can't be present at your daughter's wedding.

    1. Can I say, due to the circumstances...?
    2. Can I say, due to circumstances that are beyond my ...?

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    Re: Due to

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    (From a grammar book.) Due to circumstances beyond my control, I regret to say that I can't be present at your daughter's wedding.

    1. Can I say, due to the circumstances...?
    2. Can I say, due to circumstances that are beyond my ...?
    The point of using "circumstances beyond my control" is that you don't have to/want to mention the specific circumstances, so using "the" doesn't work. :D

    Due to circumstances (that are) beyond my control. (OK)

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    Re: Due to

    Got it. That makes sense, and thanks.

    BMO

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    Re: Due to

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Got it. That makes sense, and thanks.

    BMO
    You're welcome. :D

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