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    Hi everybody!!!!

    Ive a doubt with using “due to”, “owing to” and “because of”. I want to know if I can use after “due to” only a noun or if I can use a new sentence with subject and verb. For instance:

    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its due to I have another exam at the same day.
    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its owing to I have another exam at the same day.
    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its because of I have another exam at the same day.

    Which of these senteces is correct????

    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Default Re: Using "due to", "because of", "owing to"

    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date.
    Its due to I have another exam at the same day.


    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date.
    Its owing to I have another exam at the same day.


    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date.
    Its because of I have another exam at the same day.


    Note, English is capitalized, and oral exam date doesn't require -'s.




    Click here Because of and due to and here Because or Due to

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    Default Re: Using "due to", "because of", "owing to"

    Quote Originally Posted by okap View Post
    Hi everybody!!!!

    Ive a doubt with using “due to”, “owing to” and “because of”. I want to know if I can use after “due to” only a noun or if I can use a new sentence with subject and verb. For instance:

    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its due to I have another exam at the same day.

    Try

    (It's) because I have another exam ...

    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its owing to I have another exam at the same day.

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    .... oral exam date because / since / as I have another exam ...


    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its because of I have another exam at the same day.

    Try

    ... because of another exam I take at the same day.

    Which of these senteces is correct????

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Usually the structure is:

    due to / because of / owing to something.



    Thanks, Soup, for sharing the useful websites.


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    Thanks for your help Soup and Snowcake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okap View Post
    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date. Its because of I have another exam at the same day.
    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change the date for my oral exam. It's because I have another exam on the same day.


    (This one has been asked and answered about a million times. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date.
    Its due to I have another exam at the same day.


    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date.
    Its owing to I have another exam at the same day.


    I was talking with my english teacher because I wanted to change my oral exams date.
    Its because of I have another exam at the same day.


    Note, English is capitalized, and oral exam date doesn't require -'s.




    Click here Because of and due to and here Because or Due to
    Excellent! What about "owing to"?


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    Default Re: Using "due to", "because of", "owing to"

    Thanks a bunch!


    Unfortunately, I do have a problem with your practice exercise. (I only got 62%!) For starters, I don't think "owing to" is even American English. Also, on the site it said: ""Owing to" is generally used instead of "because of" when negative news follows." My response to that is "Huh"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    ... on the site it said: ""Owing to" is generally used instead of "because of" when negative news follows." My response to that is "Huh"?
    It's like "as a consequence", which introduces bad news for someone concerned, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It's like "as a consequence", which introduces bad news for someone concerned, right?
    Yes, but I think the test maker is way too picky. If I say "due to" instead of "owing to" when the "right" answer is "owing to" then I get it wrong. As for "as a consequence", I can see using that. But that is because my American ears have some familiarity with that. (I got their point. I just didn't agree with it.) Because I got certain questions "wrong" that doesn't mean I am going to change my opinion about what to use when. (I have often done badly on tests based on British English.)


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