Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. angliholic's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2,988
    #1

    Smile The reason was due to

    The reason of my early return was due to my being tired, but not the rain.



    Does the above sample sound right to you? If not, how would you word it? Thanks.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: The reason was due to

    My early return was due to my being tired, not to the rain.

    The reason for my early return was my tiredness, not the rain.

    If you say "due", you do not need "The reason for".

  2. angliholic's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2,988
    #3

    Smile Re: The reason was due to

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    My early return was due to my being tired, not to the rain.

    The reason for my early return was my tiredness, not the rain.

    If you say "due", you do not need "The reason for".
    Thanks, Anglika, for the reply.
    It seems that due and the reason for overlap in meaning, namely, one is enough and two is redundant, right?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #4

    Re: The reason was due to

    Right!

Similar Threads

  1. reason
    By svartnik in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-Jun-2009, 17:16
  2. 'reason being' or 'the reason being'
    By Agnes in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2008, 08:06
  3. reason of/for a Noun phrase
    By spoon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-Jul-2006, 16:16
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Jan-2006, 04:24
  5. right reason
    By okok in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Aug-2005, 12:55

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •