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[语言求助] 请问,due to用在这里为什么是错的?

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    2018-6-5 17:53
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    [LV.4]偶尔看看III

    发表于 2018-5-8 18:09:57 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
    原句是,He lost the first game, due to carelessness.
    % Q7 |3 r6 Y+ Q, {2 ZThe elements of style的作者说这里用得不对,但是,即便是许多native speakers也这么用。( g' l  {$ C7 W/ L6 o; I8 G' X* ?
    能否请精通这方面的,解释一下,谢谢。
    ' H+ x( e0 D. R1 q% m6 M如果可以,请少用术语,谢谢!
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    [LV.8]以坛为家I

    发表于 2018-5-8 19:49:15 | 显示全部楼层
    从严格的语法学角度上讲,due是个形容词,不能用作介词。这都是过时的语法规则了
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    [LV.5]常住居民I

    发表于 2018-5-8 22:21:29 | 显示全部楼层
    本帖最后由 dampdancer 于 2018-5-10 00:06 编辑 " I3 h9 w  h5 M/ m. ^
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    That book is a bit advanced, but the content is correct.' ?4 Y6 n5 G8 {7 C  ]+ D
    Traditionally due to should be restricted to adjectival use; hence, it should usually be followed with a to be verb. In that sense due means attributable.
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    ( |4 [; X  ~; W( E! x' M- due to modifies a noun (you will probably need a to be verb for it)
    7 r7 g' R: U8 |$ |8 W3 z- because of modifies a verb (you have already a verb in the sentence for it)' a  m# D7 z5 i; j% V4 T5 v0 b+ ~1 a# N, I

    5 X: j5 }! H9 C! y1 }Generally speaking, you will learn that it is better to write actively and avoid to be verbs.! G+ b; J, J7 c3 ~, N
    Although the language is changing and due to is widely used instead of because of, owing to, and caused by, I think it's easier to just avoid due to.- s0 ]. _/ W/ I: @2 \

    % g( Y& b, y4 i$ e- My success in the exam was due to my diligence.! @) t3 ~  T) G. B( I
    - I passed the exam because of my diligence.
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    Both above sentences are correct, but you better practice using the second one.

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