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Can anyone plz explain the difference between "due to" and "because of

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Can anyone plz explain the difference between "due to" and "because of"!?

Thank you so much. These two words have been troubling me since I started studying for Gmat
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gmatgood wrote:
Can anyone plz explain the difference between "due to" and "because of"!?

Thank you so much. These two words have been troubling me since I started studying for Gmat


What you are looking for is here :

https://gmatclub.com/forum/due-to-vs-be ... 40393.html
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Due to is used with a noun entity
whereas Because of is used with a verb phrase

For eg
The meeting was cancelled because of unavailability of the president (Here the action - meeting was cancelled happened )

the cancellation of the meeting was due to unavailability of the president ( Here the cancellation which is a noun , happened)

the easiest way to check is to use caused by
Whenever you encounter Due to replace it with caused by , if the sentence still makes sense then the usage is correct

For eg in the above example
The cancellation of the meeting was Caused BY unavailability of the president- Makes sense

The meeting was cancelled caused by unavailability of the president . ( Doesn't make sense)

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Due to : modifies nouns
Because of : modifies verbs

This is explained here:
https://e-gmat.com/blogs/due-to-vs-because-of/

a helpful trick to differentiate is that "Due to" can be replaced by "caused by" while "because of" can not.
details are in the above link.
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Hi gmatgood,

Another useful links:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... ml#p123182
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t3081.html

You should ALWAYS be able to replace "due to" with "caused by".

Hope this helps!
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Due to modifies noun whereas because of modifies verb.

My high scores are due to hard work.
My scores are high because of hard work.

Replace by caused by and check if it makes sense.

My high scores are caused by hard work. makes sense...we can use due to

My scores are high caused by hard work. doesn't make sense..cant use due to

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New post 30 Nov 2018, 20:29
Thank you for all the repies!!! thank you so much !
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