What's difference between the following words:

"due to"


"on account of"


Our basement flooded due to the rain.
We rescheduled the concert on account of the rain.

There is (subtle) difference between those two sentences.

The rain actually caused the flooding of our basement. However, the rain did not physically influence the planning of the concert: we rescheduled it, not the rain.

In many cases, the difference will be so subtle that even native speakers may substitute one for the other.In general, though, I would advise to use on account of when an action or decision is influenced by something, and due to when something is caused by something.


Broadly, they mean the same. Most of the dictionaries I searched on agree.

Because of = due to = on account of

However, the context matters. In most cases, you can interchange them keeping the structure of the sentence in mind.

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