Using “because of” and “due to”

Ok, so you are meant to learn something new every day. Here is what I learnt (or perhaps re-learnt) today.
My question was “When do I use due to and when should I use because of?”
And here is the answer I found at English stack exchange:
“because of” modifies a verb, but “due to” modifies a noun (or pronoun),  e.g.
He failed because of bad planning.
His failure was due to bad planning.

In common usage, though, you will often hear/see them being used interchangeably

Anne Wegner

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