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due to their negligence
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a***@gmail.com
2018-01-12 08:01:53 UTC
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1) It was an accident due to their negligence.
2) It was an accident on account of their negligence.
3) It was an accident because of their negligence.
4) It was an accident because they were negligent.

5) The accident was because they were negligent.

MEANING: The cause of the accident was their negligence.

Which are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?

Gratefully,
Navi
Harrison Hill
2018-01-12 08:30:21 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
1) It was an accident due to their negligence.
2) It was an accident on account of their negligence.
3) It was an accident because of their negligence.
4) It was an accident because they were negligent.
5) The accident was because they were negligent.
MEANING: The cause of the accident was their negligence.
Which are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?
Gratefully,
Navi
None of them are idiomatic. If you insist on leaving "happened"
out ("The accident happened..." fixes all of them), you can say:

6) The accident was due to their negligence.
Peter T. Daniels
2018-01-12 13:01:11 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
1) It was an accident due to their negligence.
2) It was an accident on account of their negligence.
3) It was an accident because of their negligence.
4) It was an accident because they were negligent.
5) The accident was because they were negligent.
MEANING: The cause of the accident was their negligence.
Which are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?
None.
Colonel Edmund J. Burke
2018-01-12 15:38:46 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
1) It was an accident due to their negligence.
2) It was an accident on account of their negligence.
3) It was an accident because of their negligence.
4) It was an accident because they were negligent.
5) The accident was because they were negligent.
MEANING: The cause of the accident was their negligence.
Which are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?
Gratefully,
Navi
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! TURN OVER THE RECORD!!

Is that grammatical or idiomatic?
LOL

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