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    'due to'



    Surveillance has been systematically increased in the airports with the purpose of preventing terrorist attacks.


    Hi,
    In the sentence above, can I replace "with the purpose of" by "due to"?
    If not, which expression could I use instead of it, please? "in order to"?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 15-Nov-2008 at 12:38.


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    Re: 'due to'

    What do you think 'due to' means?

    It cannot be used as a substitute in that sentence.


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    Re: 'due to'

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    I think you could put down "with the intent of" or "aiming to prevent......"

    The "preventing" part kind of mixes it all up. You could use "due to" steering clear of "preventing" and saying "due to terrorist attacks" but it would unfortunately change the meaning.

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    Re: 'due to'

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    What do you think 'due to' means?

    It cannot be used as a substitute in that sentence.
    Thanks!
    Unfortunately the only way I know how to use "due to" is in sentences like "Due to his lack of ability he can't learn how to speak English".
    Thanks again.

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    Re: 'due to'

    When I saw David's answer I asked myself if it can be used like that:

    Surveillance has been systematically increased in the airports due to (the recent) terrorist attacks.

    Anyway, sorry for posting my doubt in your thread.

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    Re: 'due to'

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    The "preventing" part kind of mixes it all up.
    Thanks.
    Do you mean it's not clear?
    Should I say "in order to prevent terrorist attacks."?
    Thanks again!

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    #7

    Re: 'due to'

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    Anyway, sorry for posting my doubt in your thread.
    Hi,
    No problems at all. That's the purpose of this forum, I think!
    Regards!


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    Re: 'due to'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Thanks.
    Do you mean it's not clear?
    Should I say "in order to prevent terrorist attacks."?
    Thanks again!

    I meant I wouldn't say "due to + verb+ing", but rather "due to + noun".
    It just feels better. But it's only my guess.

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    Re: 'due to'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Thanks.
    Do you mean it's not clear?
    Should I say "in order to prevent terrorist attacks."?
    Thanks again!
    Or 'so as to prevent...'.

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