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hi teachers,

what is the function of 'due to' in this sentence?

"Dengue fever is due to mosquitoes."

According to his grammar book, it functions as an adjective.

As far as I know, 'due to' means 'caused by'.

1) Does it function as an adjective?

2) Is the pattern S+LV+SC?

3) Is it a compound preposition?

4) Can we call a compound preposition an idiom?



Thanks and best regards,

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Specter, the expression is 'to be due to'. 'Due to' is another case.

is due to mosquitoes-is predicate
PaulioSpecter, the expression is 'to be due to'. 'Due to' is another case. is due to mosquitoes-is predicate

Paulio, thanks for letting me know. But my question has nothing to do with the expression youve given. The 'another case' due to is what bothers me. Yes, 'is due to mosquitoes' is the predicate. What I wanted to know is the sentence pattern. You wouldnt happen to know what i mean would you?
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Paulio, thanks for letting me know. But my question has nothing to do with the expression youve given. What I wanted to know is 'the another case' of 'due to' which sadly you havent had any explanation.

Yes, 'is due to mosquitoes' is the predicate of my sentence and apparently 'dengue fever' is the subject. You wouldnt happen to know the sentence pattern would you?





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'Due to' is disputable. You can find many materials on the issue. Look through the thread of the site:

http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/DueTo/nrld/Post.htm
Paulio thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

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Hi Specter

I think this link has exactly the information you're looking for:
http://www.bartleby.com/61/61/D0416100.html
Hi Yankee

Thanks a lot. I'll take a look at it.

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