ChanteSez … Everything in due time

We often use the phrases “due to” and “because of” interchangeably.

But “due to” means “caused by.” With that in mind, be careful to use the phrase appropriately.

A few examples:

  • Her limp was due to a recent car accident.
  • She had a cough due to the flu.
  • Because of his friendly nature, he found it easy to meet new people.
  • His good grades were because of uninterrupted daily study.


  1. This article isn’t clear, Chante. You need to define it more. I personally don’t see any problem substitute any of those three phrases into any of those examples. So tell us more 🙂

    1. Thanks for the comment, Chris! You’re right that this isn’t so much a lesson … more my thoughts on how you can use these words. When I was writing it, I definitely thought to myself, “I’m kind of telling people they’re OK, either way.” And that is probably how it reads.

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