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    ...due to...

    Hi,

    I have a question on the following sentence.
    "Case was referred due to derogatory information."
    Is "due to" a correct usage?

    Thanks

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    Re: ...due to...

    Yes.

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    Re: ...due to...

    Quote Originally Posted by junchoi777 View Post
    Hi,

    I have a question on the following sentence.
    "Case was referred due to derogatory information."
    Is "due to" a correct usage?

    Thanks
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    Junchoi,


    (1) Teacher Rover has given you an excellent answer. That is

    how 99% (?) of native speakers would speak and write.

    (2) BUT there a few super strict teachers who say that

    your sentence should read:

    The case was referred because of derogatory information.

    (a) Those super strict teachers (maybe there are two

    or three left in the world) say that due is an adjective.

    Therefore, your sentence should read something like:

    The referral of the case (subject) + was (linking verb) +

    due (adjective) + to derogatory information (prepositional

    phrase that modifies "due").

    (3) As I said, "everyone" in 2011 uses "due to" as a preposition,

    so do not worry. But if you ever have a super strict teacher ...

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    Re: ...due to...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Junchoi,


    (1) Teacher Rover has given you an excellent answer. That is

    how 99% (?) of native speakers would speak and write.

    (2) BUT there a few super strict teachers who say that

    your sentence should read:

    The case was referred because of derogatory information.

    (a) Those super strict teachers (maybe there are two

    or three left in the world) say that due is an adjective.

    Therefore, your sentence should read something like:

    The referral of the case (subject) + was (linking verb) +

    due (adjective) + to derogatory information (prepositional

    phrase that modifies "due").

    (3) As I said, "everyone" in 2011 uses "due to" as a preposition,

    so do not worry. But if you ever have a super strict teacher ...
    Would you consider "owing to" synonymous with/to ?????"due to" in the following context "Conversaly,bonds issued by a company with a poor history of making its interest payments on time and which is in poor financial health would be considered much riskier owing to/ due to???? the higher probability of the investor not receiving interest and principal mpayments when due."

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    Re: ...due to...

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would you consider "owing to" synonymous with/to ?????"due to" in the following context "Conversaly,bonds issued by a company with a poor history of making its interest payments on time and which is in poor financial health would be considered much riskier owing to/ due to???? the higher probability of the investor not receiving interest and principal mpayments when due."

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    Ostap,


    (1) I do not feel qualified to answer your question.

    (2) Hopefully, a teacher will do so.

    (3) I can, however, tell you what A Dictionary of Modern American

    Usage (by Mr. Bryan A. Garner) says. I hear that many people

    consider it as a reliable guide.

    "Despite the traditional view that the adjective use is best, ... [due

    to] is commonly used as a preposition or conjunctive adverb for

    because of, owing to, caused by, or on grounds of.

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