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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.
    # x% u* A! v& FThe 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。* r. i* ~$ t) a! E& T, w
    能否请精通这方面的,解释一下,谢谢。
    0 \! N1 T7 G/ Q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 # a$ I# i0 d) v7 ^
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    That book is a bit advanced, but the content is correct.
    1 `: b( T5 o& |0 I8 TTraditionally 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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    ! E  m4 c  y- D& j% x; H- due to modifies a noun (you will probably need a to be verb for it)" h% k9 c; W2 e$ R7 X
    - because of modifies a verb (you have already a verb in the sentence for it)
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    Generally speaking, you will learn that it is better to write actively and avoid to be verbs.* x- f  a1 k) Z5 w  g& I
    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.3 Q" M+ s: D2 O8 ~& E# m( V5 f7 x
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    - My success in the exam was due to my diligence.
    " ?7 I! p) W7 ?# K% ~9 F- I passed the exam because of my diligence.' v" M/ [6 ^  Q6 Q+ l
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    Both above sentences are correct, but you better practice using the second one.

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