Due To vs. Caused By

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

"Due To" vs. "Caused By" in the English grammar

Are Their Interchangeable?

'Due to' and 'caused by' are interchangeable. They are prepositions that express cause and effect.

Similarities

Parts of Speech

'Due to' and 'caused by' are prepositions. For instance:

Some illnesses can be due to stress.

Some illnesses can be caused by stress.

Talking about Cause and Effect

We use 'due to' and 'caused by' to express an event and what has caused it. Watch:

A grey sky is due to clouds.

A grey sky is caused by clouds.

Tip!

Note that 'caused by' is mainly used to express bad events.

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