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    Question Due to or because of?

    Hi teachers!
    Where do we use "due to" and "because of"? Can we use these two at the beginning of a sentence too such as "Due to these joints in our body, we can move our hands, legs and fingers."
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    Dawood


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    Re: Due to or because of?

    'due to' is incorrect, and 'because of' is not appropriate. I think the sentence needs to be recast as:

    "These joints in our body enable us to move our hands, legs and fingers."
    Last edited by David L.; 13-Apr-2008 at 05:35.


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    Re: Due to or because of?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    'due to' in incorrect,
    Why is 'due to' incorrect, David?

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    Re: Due to or because of?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Why is 'due to' incorrect, David?
    Hi Riverkid,
    I also trhink that "due to" is incorrect in this context. As I see it , due to=caused by.
    How about:
    Thanks to these joints..... or
    With the help of these joints......
    What do you think?

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    Banderas

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    Re: Due to or because of?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Hi teachers!
    Where do we use "due to" and "because of"?
    Good question! due to = as a result of
    It is due to the joints in our bodies that we are able to move our arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes.


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