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preposition due to pronunciation in British English
  1. because of something

    He almost died due to lack of oxygen.

    The company's financial losses were due to poor management.

    partly due to/due in part to:

    The workforce was reduced, partly due to budget pressures.

    largely due to:

    The negative image of immigrants is largely due to ignorance.


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