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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.
Last edited by anhnha; 16-Jan-2013 at 15:17.
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'.
Many teachers (including me ) would prefer 'because of' (or something like it) here.
Last edited by BobK; 16-Jan-2013 at 15:47. Reason: Added PS