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Grammar detail: こととて

こととて - due to the fact that
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verb plain past form + こととて or noun + のこととて means that something is the case directly as a result of the preceding expression. This is not an expression that would be heard in speech; it is a more formal usage that might be found in a letter.
こととて can also be written 事とて.
なに
らぬ
こととて
しつれい
失礼
いた
しました

I apologize for my rudeness owing to my ignorance.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
カ   なに    なん what?   
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チ   し to know   
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シツ   うしな to lose   
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ライ   レイ    thanks, salutation   
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チ   いた to do   
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