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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.
    : ?0 c& f  R0 Y2 T4 j( vThe 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。
    1 u5 I5 {1 m4 h0 j能否请精通这方面的,解释一下,谢谢。/ G" d+ P% u0 h+ h# I9 @
    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.& s2 v, C! L- p% q5 t9 {. ]
    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. 4 [5 P  a0 y$ d4 ?  V

    4 Q6 l( R2 h; A% A3 _- due to modifies a noun (you will probably need a to be verb for it)
    4 B5 |* \8 z5 E- z5 [9 A& q$ L/ p- because of modifies a verb (you have already a verb in the sentence for it)3 [1 o; M, H  D  R

    0 f4 }8 c" j2 n# k: DGenerally speaking, you will learn that it is better to write actively and avoid to be verbs.
    4 M$ e( S% |5 ~  P* `) mAlthough 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.$ @7 V; k  g: q8 R9 l
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    - My success in the exam was due to my diligence.
    ; r0 W; e5 b# |2 C- 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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