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Due to the chemical spill, the commute into the city will be delayed by as much as 2 hours.


A. Due to the chemical spill, the commute into the city will be delayed by as much as 2 hours.

B. The reason that the commute into the city will be delayed by as much as 2 hours is because of the chemical spill.

C. Due to the chemical spill, the commute into the city had been delayed by as much as 2 hours.

D. Because of the chemical spill, the commute into the city will be delayed by 2 hours.

E. The chemical spill will be delaying the commute into the city by as much as 2 hours.
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Due to the chemical spill, the commute into the city will be delayed by as much as 2 hours.


A. Due to the chemical spill, the commute into the city will be delayed by as much as 2 hours.

B. The reason that the commute into the city will be delayed by as much as 2 hours is because of the chemical spill.

C. Due to the chemical spill, the commute into the city had been delayed by as much as 2 hours.

D. Because of the chemical spill, the commute into the city will be delayed by 2 hours.

E. The chemical spill will be delaying the commute into the city by as much as 2 hours.


Since due to cannot be used to explain the action or result of an action, its usage is wrong here. A and C are thus eliminated.
C also uses past perfect tense improperly.
B would have been correct if because of is not used.
E uses The chemical spill as subject and wrongly implies that spill will delay the commute.
usage of future continuous tense is also wrong here.
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Due To - Modifies the Noun
Because of - Modifies the Verb


Hence Because of is preferred to Due to
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In option B,
reason is used and usage of because is redundant.
in option E,
will be delaying, is future perfect continuous , action still not completed and is going on.

in Option A and C usage of Due to is wrong,
Due to means is caused by, it comes after noun.

because is conjunction follows clause.

because of is a preposition follows phrase. Because of chemical spill correctly used.

Because of modifies verb.

one more similar usage is as a result like due to, the resulting of like because of.

Apart from this,in Option A and C used" as much as '2hours is redundant.

use of 2hours is countable . Here" as many as' usage is correct.
Much is used in amount and money .

hence option D is correct.

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I have a question about the usage of "Due to".
Why do we not use "Due To" to explain the reason or a cause.

Also could you recommend the rule with 2/3 practice questions.
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I have a question about the usage of "Due to".
Why do we not use "Due To" to explain the reason or a cause.

Also could you recommend the rule with 2/3 practice questions.
Many thanks in advance.


We do use "due to" to explain reason or cause. But note that "due" is adjective and hence it should refer to a noun (the effect of the cause). The thumbrule is as follows:

If the effect is noun, use "due to" before the cause.
If the effect is verb, use "because of" before the cause.

The game stopped BECAUSE OF rain....correct (The effect is verb: stopped).
The stoppage was DUE TO rain..... correct (The effect is noun: stoppage)
(Do not get confused about the cause - the cause "rain" is noun in both cases.)

Similarly in the subject question,
The commute will be delayed BECAUSE OF spill. (The effect is verb: will be delayed)
The delay will be DUE TO spill. (The effect is noun: delay)
(The cause "spill" is noun in both cases.)

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