due to, owing to, thanks to, because of的区别

due to, owing to, thanks to, because of四个成语介词表示“因为”、“由于”,但他们在用法上有区别。

  1. because of用在句首或句子后面,表示原因。例如

It was all because of your necklace, your beautiful necklace.

那全是你的项链,你那条美丽的项链。

Because of the heavy rain, the sports meet has been put off.

因为大雨,运动会已推迟。

I came late because of the heavy rain.

由于交通阻塞我来晚了。

They are here because of us.

他们是为了我们才来到这里。

He walked slowly because of his bad leg.

他走得慢是因为腿有毛病。

2.due to sth/sb:由某人[某事物]引起的;由于某人[某事物] 例如

The team’s success was largely due to her efforts.

该队的成功在很大程度上是由于她的努力。

Her failure in the speech contest was due to her nervousness.

她在演讲比赛中失利,原因是她太紧张了。

They arrived late due to the storm.

他们由于风暴而来迟。

  1. owing to:由于;因为

Owing to the rain, the meeting has to be put off.

会议因雨而推迟了

I couldn’t attend the meeting owing to illness.

我因病不能出席会议。

owing to与 due to的用法基本相同,但与because of 的用法有些差别。一般说来,owing to 只

引导一个修饰全句的状语,而后because of引导的状语又可修饰句子中的一部分。例如:

You mustn’t punish the child because of such a small mistake.

你千万不要因为这样一个小错误而惩罚孩子。

  1. thanks to  由于,因为;幸亏,多亏常位于句首,表感谢或讽刺意味。例如

Thanks to your help, we finished the work head of time.

多亏你的帮助,我们提前完成了任务。

Thanks to the bad weather, the match had been put off.

多亏这倒霉的天气,比赛推迟了。

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