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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  08/JUL/2007 9:26 AM
Assunto:  Owning to /owing to
Mensagem:  Complementando o que retro The Real Alexandre, Johannes e eu já dissemos:

due to, because of, owing to
Due to and owing to mean just what because of means. All three are prepositions. Owing to fought and won its way to respectability a good while ago, and now due to has almost won its battle, although there is a residue of conservative unhappiness over it when it does not follow a linking verb, as in He arrived late, due to a flat tire. Some Edited English and Oratorical speech will still avoid such uses, but at all other levels all three locutions are Standard: Because of [owing to, due to] his having sprained his ankle, he walked with a cane. Because of [owing to, due to] his sprained ankle, he walked with a cane."  1
The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. Copyright © 1993 Columbia University Press.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Owning to  –  Joe  08/JUL/2007, 12:53 AM
Owning to  –  The real Alexandre  08/JUL/2007, 5:49 AM
Owning to /owing to  –  Johannes  08/JUL/2007, 6:57 AM
Owning to /owing to  –  Márcio Farias  08/JUL/2007, 9:20 AM
 Owning to /owing to  –  Márcio Farias  08/JUL/2007, 9:26 AM

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