Most of you will agree that we always have some motive or reason behind something. If we go to school, the aim is to learn. If you go to the gym, the reason is you want to be fit.
Sometimes we have to reason out something by looking at each side of the problem and then make a decision.
A reason explains why you do something. There can be different reasons based on different situations; A cause can be a justification for something; It can explain some phenomena.
Reasons usually oppose emotions and support thought and logic. If you have a good idea behind something, that means you think things thoroughly. Reasons can be verbs or nouns. Such words that are used in sentences to show some reasons are known as a vocabulary for reasons.
These words are used as linking words as well. The difference between these words is that some are used along with verbs. Some are used along with nouns.
Some of the common reason vocabularies is described below:
2. Because of
3. Due to
4. Owing to
5. Due to the fact that
6. Owing to the fact
All of these words are used when we show some reasons in sentences. Some of them are the same as others, and some of them differ from each other.
Let’s see their sentence structure and differences among a few of them.
Both of these words are used between two sentences, which show some reason. ‘Because’ is a conjunction, where areas because of is a preposition. The difference between them is that ‘because’ goes along with a subject+ verb and ‘because’ of a noun follows.
|Sentence + because+ subject +helping verb + verb.|
Sentence + because of + noun/ verb + ing.
There isn’t much difference between due to and owing to for a layman. A noun follows both of them. Using due to and owing to in sentences gives a little more formal look.
However, there is a grammar distinction between both of them, which is not resolved until today. It is said that owing to is an adverbial phrase, whereas due to is an adjectival phrase.
Owing to was mostly used in old English, but due to is being used today in sentences. A noun follows both of them.
|SITUATION + due to → CAUSE + RESULT(optional)|
1. Universities will remain closed due to COVID-19.
2. I am not attending class due to weak internet.
3. The meeting was postponed due to the unavailability of the manager.
4. I am fit due to regular exercise
5. We were due to leave at 8 am.
|SITUATION + RESULT → owing to → CAUSE|
These phrases are used in a sentence before a subject + verb whereas ‘due to/ owing to’ were followed by nouns. These phrases are wordy and are not used, usually in sentences. People prefer to use since or because instead of ‘due to the fact’ or ‘owing to the fact.’
There isn’t much difference between both of them. As learned in the previous example, that ‘due to’ is an adjectival phrase, and owing to is an adverbial phrase. So this differentiation stands for these two phrases as well.
Some people state that ‘due to the fact’ has a more persuasive statement of casualty, whereas ‘owing to the fact’ may imply only a partial loss.
Due to the fact:
Owing to the fact:
Since and more are informal, and both are followed by a subject+ verb. Most of the times when we want to show a reason which is already known, since and As are used at the start of sentence. However, both of them can be used in the middle of the sentence too.
Sentence + Since/ As +subject + helping verb+ main verb.
‘For’ is used most of the time when the reason is given as an afterthought. It is used when the focus is more on the result rather than cause. It cannot be used at the beginning of the sentence.
All of the above words are used to show reasons. They are followed by either nouns or verbs, Which is the only distinction between them.
Exercise: Chose the correct option for the sentences given below.