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Due to the severe foot injury, I was recommended to stay on bed rest for three months and also attend physical therapy to heal completely

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  • [due to a ] You might want to post at ELL instead of here.
    – Lambie
    May 20, 2019 at 18:46
  • It depends who you ask, but some people have an issue with that usage. If it's a formal context, I would consider changing it. Otherwise, your meaning is nonetheless perfectly clear. May 20, 2019 at 18:47
  • Yes of course you can.
    – Tim Foster
    May 20, 2019 at 18:53
  • I fail to see why anyone would think this is not okay, and I fail to see how you would rephrase it without changing the meaning. How would you rephrase it without changing the meaning? You cannot.
    – RegDwigнt
    May 20, 2019 at 18:59
  • The argument (which I'm not espousing, just pointing out) is that due is an adjective, not a preposition, and needs to have something to modify. The alternative, according to such purists, would be to use a prepositional phrase ("because of" or "on account of"), or modify the sentence such that there is a noun to modify (e.g. "The recommendation that I stay on bed rest was due to the severe foot injury"). Despite all that, it's widely accepted that "due to" is treated as a prepositional phrase and the sentence as given would be just fine in the eyes of most people. May 20, 2019 at 19:05

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