Due to, owing to, because of and on account of

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Due to, owing to, on account of and because of are all prepositions with similar meanings. They are followed by nouns or noun phrases.

Study the following examples:

As you can see all of these prepositions are usually interchangeable.

With preparatory it

All of these prepositions can be used with preparatory it.

Some people believe that it is wrong to use owing to after it is/was. However, this usage is also becoming acceptable now.

Due to, owing to and on account of are mainly used in a formal style. In a less formal style, we prefer the conjunction because. Note that a conjunction should be followed by a clause and not a noun.

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