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I have one week to go for my GMAT exam . One query - the use

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I have one week to go for my GMAT exam . One query - the use [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2012, 20:55
I have one week to go for my GMAT exam .

One query - the use of Due vs Because !! Which of the following is correct and why ?

1.
Barcelona won the football match , due to Messi's great performance .
or
Barcelona won the football match , because of Messi's great performance .

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Due to the presence of great payers , Barcelona won the match .
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Because of the presence of great players , Barcelona won the match .

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Due to Messi's great performance , Barcelona won the football match .
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Because of Messi's great performance , Barcelona won the football match .
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Re: Due vs because [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 00:03
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I use the following approach:
due to modifies nouns and usually is used after the verb "to be"
because of modifies a verb. If you can ask a "Why?" question to your sentence and reply without a complete sentence, then you because of

In your examples every sentence should be written with "because of"
Why did Barcelona win the football match? Because of Messi's great performance. Because of the presence of great players.

I would use due to if the sentences were written like
The football match was won due to Messi's great performance/ due to the presence of great players.

Hope my approach will help you!
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Re: Due vs because [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 03:47
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Replace due to with caused by!
If it makes sense then go ahead, else because of !

For all the sentences you mentioned, " because of " makes sense.

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Re: I have one week to go for my GMAT exam . One query - the use [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2014, 07:37
I have a gmat exam in 10 days. I am still struggling with bold face critical reasoning and some sc sections. is there any backup approaches when you don't know the answer?
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Re: I have one week to go for my GMAT exam . One query - the use [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2014, 07:13
thread below is excellent for the reference

due-to-vs-because-of-140393.html
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