Due To vs. Owing To

'Due to' and 'owing to' are prepositions that express cause and effect. In this lesson, we will learn their similarities.

"Due To" vs. "Owing To" in the English grammar

Are They Interchangeable?

'Due to' and 'owing to' are interchangeable. They both express cause and effect and are prepositions.

Similarities

Parts of Speech

'Due to' and 'owing to' are prepositions.

The streets are flooded due to heavy rain.

The meeting was cancelled owing to lack of participants.

Talking about Cause and Effect

As mentioned above 'due to' and 'owing to' talk about reason and result. Watch:

The heavy traffic is due to an accident down the road. → Reason/result

The heavy traffic is owing to an accident down the road. → Reason/result

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