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    The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

    The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.
    Can I rewrite the sentence above as follows?
    1. The restaurant's success was largely due to its new manager.
    2. The restaurant's success was due to largely its new manager.
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    Re: The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.
    Can I rewrite the sentence above as follows?
    1. The restaurant's success was largely due to its new manager.
    2. The restaurant's success was due to largely to its new manager.
    1's OK. 2's OK if you move the 'to'. They mean almost the same.

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    Re: The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    1's OK. 2's OK if you move the 'to'. They mean almost the same.

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    Thanks!
    Is there any rule to put largely between due and to?

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    Re: The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Is there any rule to put largely between due and to?
    Only that you can.

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    Re: The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thanks!
    Is there any rule to put largely between due and to?
    I don't know of any specific rule.

    A was due largely to B (this says that change in A was due, for the most part, to B)
    A was largely due to B (this says how much A was due to B)

    Note that the words 'due to largely' can occur, if 'largely' is followed by an adjective or adjectival phrase: 'A leads to B, due to* largely avoidable factors'.

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    Many teachers (including me ) would prefer 'because of' (or something like it) here.
    Last edited by BobK; 16-Jan-2013 at 16:47. Reason: Added PS

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