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18 Mar 2007, 10:02
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It may not be a good time to have a baby while studying at university, due to/because of lack of time to take care of it or to probable financial problems.

what should be used in above sentence to make it correct - due to or because of ?

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18 Mar 2007, 15:07
I prefer "due to " here 'cos it acts as a adjective a cause and effect statement

"Due to" modifies nouns where as 'cos of modifies verbs

http://www.webgrammar.com/commonmistakes.html

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18 Mar 2007, 15:37
I would have also gone for due to ...

due to A or to B.

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19 Mar 2007, 01:02
Thanks Vikram,

Thats a good explanation buddy

So Due to for noun and because of for verb....

regards,

Amardeep

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23 Mar 2007, 22:44
Due to correctly means 'attributable to' not because.

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24 Mar 2007, 08:17
trivikram wrote:
I prefer "due to " here 'cos it acts as a adjective a cause and effect statement

"Due to" modifies nouns where as 'cos of modifies verbs

http://www.webgrammar.com/commonmistakes.html

Because of = Verb

Due to in the example sentence modifies the Noun Time (it may not be a good "time" to have a baby etc.. <due> etc...)

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01 Jul 2007, 16:45
There should not be a comma before because. Is it not correct?

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