The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

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The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.
Can I rewrite the sentence above as follows?
1. The restaurant's success was largely due to its new manager.
2. The restaurant's success was due to largely its new manager.
 
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The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.
Can I rewrite the sentence above as follows?
1. The restaurant's success was largely due to its new manager.:tick:
2. The restaurant's success was due [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] largely to its new manager.

1's OK. 2's OK if you move the 'to'. They mean almost the same.

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1's OK. 2's OK if you move the 'to'. They mean almost the same.

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Is there any rule to put largely between due and to?
 

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Thanks!
Is there any rule to put largely between due and to?
I don't know of any specific rule.

A was due largely to B (this says that change in A was due, for the most part, to B)
A was largely due to B (this says how much A was due to B)

Note that the words 'due to largely' can occur, if 'largely' is followed by an adjective or adjectival phrase: 'A leads to B, due to* largely avoidable factors'.

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Many teachers (including me ;-)) would prefer 'because of' (or something like it) here.
 
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