Correct debido with plural nouns only

StuartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Correct debido with plural nouns only

Hola,

I don't understand how 'debido a que' is a wrong answer in the test for this question?

Ella dejó a su marido ________ su mal humor y sus celos.She left her husband because of his bad temper and jealousy.

I guess it's because it's a combination of nouns (humor, celos) without any further embellishment, but it's confused me because of the explanation referring to a noun, rather than nouns plural:

"If we use debido a que, it can never be followed just by a noun, it needs a phrase."

Gracias,

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Stuart

You can say "debido a + noun (singular or plural, it doesn't matter), but to say "debido a que..." you need a whole clause, not just a noun. The function of "debido a que" is that of "porque", so you need the whole sentence afterwards. You cannot say "porque + a noun".

See how it changes if I modify the sentence a bit:

1. Ella dejó a su marido debido a su mal humor y sus celos.

2. Ella dejó a su marido debido a que él tenía mal humor y era celoso.

 

I hope this clarified it,

Saludos

Inma

Correct debido with plural nouns only

Hola,

I don't understand how 'debido a que' is a wrong answer in the test for this question?

Ella dejó a su marido ________ su mal humor y sus celos.She left her husband because of his bad temper and jealousy.

I guess it's because it's a combination of nouns (humor, celos) without any further embellishment, but it's confused me because of the explanation referring to a noun, rather than nouns plural:

"If we use debido a que, it can never be followed just by a noun, it needs a phrase."

Gracias,

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