In the video, Paul explains the phrase “due to”. Watch the video to hear it used in sentences.
French speakers will recognise “due to” – it’s similar to “dû à” and means the same, “caused by”. Other expressions that mean “caused’ by are:
thanks to (this is used for something positive, like “grace à” in French, or with a sarcastic tone: “thanks to you I was late for the meeting”)
“Due” also refers to a scheduled time or event:
When’s the baby due? – C’est pour quand, le bébé?
The plane is due to arrive any time now – l’avion doit arriver bientôt