The UVic Writer's Guide
Although it sounds more formal, this phrase is an incorrect substitute
for "Because of" at the beginning of a sentence ("Due to the weasel's
escape" should read "Because of the weasel's escape" or "Because
the weasel escaped"). It should only be used adjectivally: "The
confusion was due to the escape of the weasel."
The phrase "due to the fact that" is an even more ponderous way
of saying "because." See The fact that.
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