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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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    2020-5-20 19:19
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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.
    . C( T2 M! m5 K+ Y- I* m' sThe 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。
    % @  d( V! F( k7 ^" `- S能否请精通这方面的,解释一下,谢谢。- y& Z6 g' y% a7 j5 _: f4 b
    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
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    That book is a bit advanced, but the content is correct.4 b& d1 {: s5 B; U$ g; F. ~. F
    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. 8 o3 A5 }$ b& V5 L+ H3 T+ [- A% C

    9 W8 Y5 ]# J8 z& |5 F# V- due to modifies a noun (you will probably need a to be verb for it); y2 m( y# ^' \) R7 C8 V. W
    - because of modifies a verb (you have already a verb in the sentence for it); m% r3 r1 A: x- f+ F, x% o5 i* T

    8 e$ n+ N# |2 k+ X  U. d1 `9 wGenerally speaking, you will learn that it is better to write actively and avoid to be verbs.
      }; i% B% t% I0 gAlthough 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.
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    - My success in the exam was due to my diligence.
    % R* i1 x% V% x, m3 \; O: s- I passed the exam because of my diligence.( ?& i3 w5 V- D* L, h* Q8 I

    6 i+ s' e  }  \3 N- vBoth above sentences are correct, but you better practice using the second one.

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