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    #1

    Use of "due to" with a clause

    The following sentence is from Hurriyet Daily News, an English-language newspaper in Turkey.

    "Romanian police reportedly seized Kanterís passport due to it was cancelled."

    Can due to be used with a clasue?

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    #2

    Re: Use of "due to" with a clause

    No. You need 'due to the fact that' before a clause​.

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    #3

    Re: Use of "due to" with a clause

    It should be "due to it being cancelled".

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    #4

    Re: Use of "due to" with a clause

    Or "... due to it/its having been cancelled".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Use of "due to" with a clause

    Or '... because it had been cancelled'.

    ('Due to' often causes confusion/inelegant sentences and is best avoided.)

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