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    #1

    due and further

    .......................to your recent instruction, I have completed my investigation into this matter. My report is as attached.
    choose one answer
    1) Further

    2) Due
    3) As a result

    4) In addition
    i think it is due but i am not sure

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    #2

    Re: due and further

    You are correct.

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    Re: due and further

    Hello,

    Sorry I'm not the author of this thread but could someone explain why "further" would not be suitable in the sentence above?

    I thought that one can use "further to" as "following"...

    Thank you

    Guillaume

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    Re: due and further

    Quote Originally Posted by paysage57 View Post
    Hello,

    Sorry I'm not the author of this thread but could someone explain why "further" would not be suitable in the sentence above?

    I thought that one can use "further to" as "following"...

    Thank you

    Guillaume
    It seems that "further to" is used in BrE. I would have chosen "due" as the best choice in this example, but I am not British.

    I will wait to see what a British speaker says, but I suspect that the intended correct answer here was "further."

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    #5

    Re: due and further

    I'd use "further".

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    #6

    Re: due and further

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'd use "further".
    So would I. 'Due to' is just not possible in my BrE opinion.

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    Re: due and further

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    So would I. 'Due to' is just not possible in my BrE opinion.
    Due to should indeed be avoided here, as 'due' is an adjective and must modify a noun, not a predicative clause. It's a common 'error' however these days. I prefer 1), and would accept 3).

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    #8

    Re: due and further

    Quote Originally Posted by zaedsul View Post
    I think it is "due" but I am not sure.
    Please see my corrections above.

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    #9

    Re: due and further

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Due to should indeed be avoided here, as 'due' is an adjective and must modify a noun, not a predicative clause. It's a common 'error' however these days. I prefer 1), and would accept 3).
    3 doesn't work unless you change "to" to "of."

    If e.g., "Due to recent developments, we have had to cancel tonight's program" is an error, it is quite common.

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    Re: due and further

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    3 doesn't work unless you change "to" to "of."

    If e.g., "Due to recent developments, we have had to cancel tonight's program" is an error, it is quite common.
    I don't follow your whole post, but yes, it is a common error. Try substituting "Caused by" or "Resulting from" for "Due to" and you will see that it only makes real sense with a substantive complement. They are all similar adjective phrases, and can't attach to a verb, when you think them through fully.

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