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    #1

    It was owing to

    Hi,

    http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/us...account-of.htm

    Some people believe that it is wrong to use owing to after it is/was. However, this usage is also becoming acceptable now.

    - It was owing to illness that I failed my test.

    This is the first time I have come across such a rule or guide. Do you think it is OK?

    Thanks.

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    Re: It was owing to

    I don't like it. I prefer "because of".

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    #3

    Re: It was owing to

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Some people believe that it is wrong to use owing to after it is/was. However, this usage is also becoming acceptable now.
    Not to me.

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