30 / 01 / 2006

DUE TO: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope all of you had a great weekend! Today's expression is: due to (preposition) It means: Because of something. Last week we received the following question from Marc C. My name is Marc and I have problems because in my job a lot of people use the word "due to". Can you explain what it means and where it is used. Also, I would like to know if it has several meanings and some words that mean the same." Today we will look at the preposition due to, and in future Daily Vitamins we will look at other uses of the word due as an adjective. The most direct translation of this preposition in Spanish would be debido a and other phrases that mean the same thing are because of or as a result of. Example 1 The negative image of immigrants is largely due to ignorance. Example 2 Most students have trouble reaching their desired level of English due to not having good study habits. Example 3 The company's financial problems were due to horrible management. I hope that answers your questions, Marc. If not, remember that you can post questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have an excellent day!

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