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Because, because of, due to, owing to: worksheet

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions or conjunctions. Click here for a printer-friendly version of this worksheet

If you want to learn about the correct usage of due to, owing to and because of before doing this exercise, go their respective study pages.

1. We were late ……………………………. the car broke down on the way.

a) because b) because of c) either could be used here

2. …………………………. bad weather, the match was cancelled.

a) due to b) because c) either could be used here

3. His success was …………………………. his Dad.

a) because b) due to c) either could be used here

4. The meeting was postponed ………………………… the manager’s illness.

a) due to b) owing to c) either could be used here

5. The match was cancelled …………………………… the rain.

a) because of b) because c) either could be used here

6. …………………….. I worked fast, I finished early.

a) because b) due to c) either could be used here

7. We didn’t go out …………………………… the strike.

a) because b) because of c) either could be used here

8. If I am still alive that is ………………………… him.

a) because of c) owing to c) either could be used here

9. She succeeded ………………………….. her mother.

a) because of b) because c) either could be used here

10. …………………………. I didn’t like it, I didn’t buy it.

a) because b) due to c) either could be used here

Answers

1. We were late because the car broke down on the way.

2. Due to bad weather, the match was cancelled.

3. His success was due to his Dad.

4. The meeting was postponed due to/owing to the manager’s illness.

5. The match was cancelled because of the rain.

6. Because I worked fast, I finished early.

7. We didn’t go out because of the strike.

8. If I am still alive that is because of him.

9. She succeeded because of her mother.

10. Because I didn’t like it, I didn’t buy it.

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