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Because/Due to

by cartera » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:44 am
Hello,

How can I differenciate when to use because and due to? I know that the official explanation is that due to is used as caused by or attributed to, but find the explanations quite confusing:

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.
(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
(C) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
(D) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much


OA is D but I think due is can also be used, instead of because.

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Re: Because/Due to

by piyush_nitt » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:48 am
cartera wrote:Hello,

How can I differenciate when to use because and due to? I know that the official explanation is that due to is used as caused by or attributed to, but find the explanations quite confusing:

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.
(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
(C) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
(D) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much


OA is D but I think due is can also be used, instead of because.

thanks
Correct Idiom

More X than Y

X and Y should be ||

more because ....than because ...

hence D

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Re: Because/Due to

by mail.SuhailSharma » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:38 am
cartera wrote:Hello,

How can I differenciate when to use because and due to? I know that the official explanation is that due to is used as caused by or attributed to, but find the explanations quite confusing:

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.
(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
(C) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
(D) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much


OA is D but I think due is can also be used, instead of because.

thanks
There is a simple concept, which will make this question a cake walk.
"due to" can be equated "caused by".
So, we can eliminate A and B. In Rest, C has a comparison error(they are overeaters)
E is too wordy.......D can be safely assumed as correct
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by awesomeusername » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:35 pm
The phrase “due to” modifies nouns and is generally used after some form of the verb to be
(is, are, was, were, etc.) as in this example:

“Bill's success is due to wisdom and motivation” (the phrase “due to”
modifies success, not wisdom).

The phrase “because of” should modify verbs as in this example:

“Bill resigned because of poor health” (the phrase “because of “
modifies resigned)

https://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=137641

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by thinktank08 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:08 pm
In a cause-effect relationship
Usage of Due to - effect is a noun
Usage of Because of - effect is a verb

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by Lifetron » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:39 pm
'Due to' should be followed by a noun. As pointed out, replace 'due to' with 'caused by'.

In A and B, if you replace, it sounds like 'the fact' is the cause. The intended meaning is 'slow burning of calories' is the cause

Look at this sentence -> In late 1997, the chambers inside the pyramid of the Pharaoh Menkaure at Giza were closed to visitors for cleaning and repair due to moisture exhaled by tourists, which raised its humidity to such levels so that salt from the stone was crystallizing and fungus was growing on the walls.

It sounds like moisture caused the closure !

The full question -> https://www.beatthegmat.com/pharaoh-at-giza-t52039.html