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    Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Due to the reason he is sick, he did not go to school.

    Are the words in bold correctly used? I see the phrase commonly used.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Due to the reason he is sick, he did not go to school.

    Are the words in bold correctly used? I see the phrase commonly used.

    Thanks.
    No.

    Due to the fact that he is sick, he has not gone to school today.
    Due to the fact that he was sick, he did not go to school.

    He did not go to school. The reason was that he was sick.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Thanks, emsr.

    Due to the reason
    he is sick, he did not go to school.

    I notice that you change 'is' to 'was'. Is it possible to use 'is' if I want to emphasise the fact that he is stll sick?
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 10-Jul-2012 at 18:08. Reason: comma inserted at end of 2nd sentence

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    Re: Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, emsr.

    Due to the reason
    he is sick, he did not go to school.

    I notice that you change 'is' to 'was'. Is it possible to use 'is' if I want to emphasise the fact that he is stll sick.
    Please read my reply again. I made it very clear (I thought) that "Due to the reason ..." is incorrect. That's the important bit of the post. We can worry about the tense later, but please show that you understand that "Due to the reason" is incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Yes, you can use "is."

    Joe is not in school today because he is sick.
    Joe did not go to school today because he is sick.


    But I hope you did not mean that you would use "Due to the reason he is sick."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Thanks, Barb.

    Due to the fact that he is sick, he did not go to school today.

    I meant to write the above sentence. But I notice that you use 'because', which is better than the wordy "Due to the fact..." in my opinion.

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    Re: Due to the reason he is sick,...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please read my reply again. I made it very clear (I thought) that "Due to the reason ..." is incorrect. That's the important bit of the post. We can worry about the tense later, but please show that you understand that "Due to the reason" is incorrect.
    Thanks, Emsr.

    I understand clearly the 'Due to the reason', as you pointed out, is wrong. However, I wanted to make sure that apart from that, the 'is' I used is correct. If it is not, I will use 'was' as indicated in your sentence.

    Thanks again for your concern that I understood what you wrote in your earlier post.

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