Cause and Effect Exercise

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Cause and effect exercise - This exercise will help you write about causes and effects in your essays.

Some of the words and phrases that we saw in the previous exercise are better for academic writing, while others can be better used in informal styles of writing.

Here is the list of words and phrases to describe cause and effect relationships. Which ones are more informal?

As a result
As a result of
Due to
As a result of the fact that
On account of
On account of the fact that
In accordance with the fact that
Because of
Due to the fact that

Answer: So, because, since, and because of are more informal than the other words and phrases.

Exercise:  Re-write the following sentences, replacing the informal word or phrase with one of the formal words or phrases from the list of cause and effect words above.

a. He speaks Italian fluently because his father is Italian.

b. It was impossible to understand the speaker since he was not speaking clearly.

c. Because he studied hard, he got a good grade on his exam.

d. Because of poor weather, the event was canceled.

e. Many students want to go to college, so it is sometimes hard to be admitted.

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