English version

due to

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdue toˈdue to preposition  BECAUSEbecause of something The court of inquiry ruled that the crash was due to pilot error. She has been absent from work due to illness. The restaurant’s success was due largely to its new manager. Attendance at the meeting was small, due in part to (=partly because of) the absence of teachers.RegisterDue to is mostly used in formal or official contexts. In everyday English, people usually use because of:We cancelled the picnic because of the weather.
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due toThe improvement was due to a higher level of gold ore treated during the period.If the supply of data slowed due to excess use, the cooperative could purchase larger pipes for all to share.He also committed 27 errors -- second in the league -- but many were due to inexperience.The two oil companies, which are due to merge in February, also provide considerable technical assistance.He is due to spend three more years in prison before he is deported to Britain.The trip was due to start at 10.00am.His trial was due to take place in December 1989 after he had spent five years on remand.
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