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bmo

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(From a grammar book.) Due to circumstances beyond my control, I regret to say that I can't be present at your daughter's wedding.

1. Can I say, due to the circumstances...?
2. Can I say, due to circumstances that are beyond my ...?
 

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bmo said:
(From a grammar book.) Due to circumstances beyond my control, I regret to say that I can't be present at your daughter's wedding.

1. Can I say, due to the circumstances...?
2. Can I say, due to circumstances that are beyond my ...?

The point of using "circumstances beyond my control" is that you don't have to/want to mention the specific circumstances, so using "the" doesn't work. :D

Due to circumstances (that are) beyond my control. (OK)

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