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【133】几个本地常见的句式 - 英语讲义
“Due to growth in business, we now have the following career opportunities to offer to the right candidates.”
“Due to expansion, we have a number of vacancies within our Singapore operation and are seeking to recruit technicians.”
① The company's problems are due to bad management and staff shortage.
② Some staff came late, due to traffic congestion.
如果要“由于”出现在句前也行，但要用”due to”的同义词“owing to, because of, on account of”，甚至“thanks to”。因此，文前的两句话和下面两句都最好改一改：
③ Due to their outward appearance, American Chinese are still considered Chinese. (→ Because of)
④ Due to the opening up of China's economy, many people have been going there to do business. (→On account of)
另一个本地常见的句式是：“The reason is because...”，如：
⑤ Janet cannot speak Mandarin well. The reason is because she has not learned it properly.
根据句子结构，上面这话的主句是“The reason is”，后面的分句应该是名词性的才适合当接系动词“is”的补足语（complement）。因此，最好把原因副词分句“because she has not learned it properly”改为名词分句（noun clause）：
The reason is that she has not learned it properly.
⑥ Janet cannot speak Mandarin well because she has not learned it properly.
⑦ The reason why Janet cannot speak Mandarin well is that she has not learned it properly.
习惯上，由“because”引发的原因副词分句（adverb clause of reason）要在主句之后出现，如上述第⑥句；又如：
⑧ The students carried out demonstrations because the government was corrupted.
“Because the government was corrupted, the students carried out demonstrations.”
一般上，这里的“because”可由“as, since, now that”取代，如下：
⑨ As the government was corrupted, the students carried out demonstrations.
⑩ Since Sam was the best candidate, he got the job.
(11) Now that the business has grown, we have the following career opportunities to offer to suitable applicants.