because of/ due to / owing to/ on account of

lightheart

Senior Member
Sichuan,China-Chinese
Sample test:
The accident was ____ his careless use of gun.
A. because of
B. owing to
C. due to
D, on account of

given answer: C

Question:
I chose C here but still don’t have a clear idea of their distinctions, especially between “owing to” and “due to”. Could you please explain why it’s better to use “due to” here?

Thanks if you would help : )
 
  • MrMuselk

    Senior Member
    English - South East England
    Due to is used as a way of rephrasing owing to. All of these options are used depending on the tense of the verb located at the start.
     
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