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Difference between “due to” and “thanks to”

Looks like "due to" usually has negative connotation - a plane crashed due to fog, unemployment increases due to automation, etc.

Suppose I want to say "Thanks to this very cool technology everyone wins" - can I use "due to" in place of "thanks to" or does "due to" always mean some negative attribution?

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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt Feb 20 '12 at 12:17

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

The proposed duplicate is not a duplicate. This is a much more specific question. The "duplicate" is about general interchangeability, while this is specifically about connotation. It just so happens that the answer to the general question contains an answer to this one. – kdbanman Dec 14 '15 at 21:32

I don't think "due to" has any negative connotations. It can be used positively or negatively.

In your sentence, "Due to..." would be as appropriate as "Thanks to..."

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