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    #1

    owing to, due to and because of

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    Flights were delayed due to the most serious storm the city had ever had.
    Could you please explain if I replace "due to" with "owing to" or "because of"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    #2

    Re: owing to, due to and because of

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    Flights were delayed due to the most serious storm the city had ever had.
    Could you please explain if I replace "due to" with "owing to" or "because of"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    You could replace it with "because of". I wouldn't use "owing to"; many people would in spoken English, but in my opinion it's not good English.

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    Re: owing to, due to and because of

    Dear bhaisahab,
    Could you please explain why "owing to " is not good English?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could replace it with "because of". I wouldn't use "owing to"; many people would in spoken English, but in my opinion it's not good English.

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    #4

    Re: owing to, due to and because of

    It's a personal thing, to me it sounds "slangy" if used in your sentence.

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