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    Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?

    Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?

    Yes. 'Due to' is acceptable, 'thank to' is not.

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    Re: Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?

    Not even when one wants to express irony? for example: Thanks to his being late, we've lost the flight.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Not even when one wants to express irony? for example: Thanks to his being late, we've lost the flight.
    I wrote, "'thank to' is not acceptable".

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    Re: Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?

    "Thank to" is not "thanks to."

    You can use "thanks to" to express sincere or ironic "credit" for something. Thanks to my wife's support I have been able to win this Nobel Prize.

    "Due to" is emotionally neutral. You are not expressing thanks (sincere or not) to anything, you are just expressing causality.

    So they are not the same.

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    Re: Is there any difference between "due to" and "thank to"?

    Thank you, SoothingDave.
    Now I can see the difference between "due to" and "thanks to" (not "thank to", I made a mistake). Many thanks to your kindness.
    Trueheart_205

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