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“Because of” vs. “due to” — best choice to explain a reason? [duplicate]

Given the sentence, This exception was thrown __ invalid input. Which preposition should I use to fill in the blank — because of or due to? Is either generally preferable for specifying cause ...
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Is the usage of 'Due to urgent personal errands' valid? [duplicate]

I see in my company mails, there is a lot of usage of the statement Due to urgent personal errands (..I may not report to office today) which, by hunch, I guess is not a proper usage. What is the ...
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‘Due to’ vs ‘Because of’ — Which is correct in this sentence? [duplicate]

“Because of the graphic nature of this footage, viewer discretion is advised”, to me, is correct grammar with “because of”. But you'll often see it written and used on TV as: “Due to the graphic ...
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Because of / due to [duplicate]

I know that "due to" modifies a noun, and "because of" verbs. However, while searching for explanations and examples, I've come upon this site, where it is said that you can check if the choice is ...
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''due to'' or ''because of'' [duplicate]

So I stumbled upon this sentence: ''Aside from a flexible vagina which is due to the pelvic muscles' elasticity [...]'' And I wonder, shouldn't there be ''because of''? Because it modifies the ...
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Using of “due to” and “because of” [duplicate]

I'm actually unable to stand straight due to laughter. OR I'm actually unable to stand straight because of laughing.
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Use of “because of”

In high school, the teacher told me that because is used to answer “why” question, as below: Why you are you using my shoes? I am using your shoes because I like them. However, the use of ...
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Because vs. due to with adjectives?

I know that because of modifies verbs, whereas due to modifies nouns. However, what do I do if I see something like: We find that X is better than Y in most cases, due to lack of support for Y. ...
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“Because/because of/owing to/on account of/due to”? [closed]

I was doing my homework but I'm stuck on this exercise. The instructions say: Complete these sentences: (my answers are in brackets) “Don’t be fool; the dog’s dancing was … the extremely hot pavement....
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Is there any difference in meaning to start a two-clause sentence with “As” or “Because”?

Is there any difference in meaning to start a two-clause sentence with "As" or "Because" in first clause to explain the reason for the second clause As we need that function, we must import the ...
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due to vs because of

I know the 'due to vs because of' issue has been tackled here before, but I hope anybody can help me with this specific issue: Should it be: 'The tournament was cancelled due to disappointing ...
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“Because of” usage. [closed]

What is “Because of” used for? 1) It is cold in Arizona due to the westward storm coming from Arizona. Rule 3: The expression ‘because of’ is used to modify entire clauses. Thus, you can use this ...
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“Due to” or “because of”

I've already read a lot about the usage of "due to" and "because of" and it's clear to me when to use "due to" and when to use "because of". So "due to" is usually linked to the noun, right? The ...
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Can I write “the model due to X et al”?

Until ten minutes ago I thought sentences like "The model due to X et al. (2016) explains Y and Z" were common in academic writing. Our post-doc raised doubt about the phrase's correctness, and ...