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    Disputed Usages - new question

    Is "due to" the disputed usage in the following context? And why?

    The drains became blocked due to the build-up of dead leaves in the pipe.

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    Re: Disputed Usages - new question

    Welcome, evaho.


    Due to means "caused by". It should only be used if it can be substituted with "caused by." It does not mean the same as "because of."

    EX: The drains became blocked caused by/due to the build-up of dead leaves in the pipe.

    EX: The drains became blocked becuase of the build-up of dead leaves in the pipe.

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    Re: Disputed Usages - new question

    Hello Casipoea,

    Excellent.

    Thanks very much

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    Re: Disputed Usages - new question

    You're most welcome, evaho.

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