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تاريخ التسجيل : 25/02/2008
|موضوع: Cause/rffect/Lesson الأحد مارس 16, 2008 10:50 am|| |
Cause and Effect
There are three main types of linking words: conjunctions, transitions, and prepositions:
The most important conjunctions are because, as, since, and so. Because, as, and since introduce a cause; so introduces an effect. These are used to join two complete sentences (or independent clauses) together. They are often used like this:
|First sentence, conjunction second sentence.|
I stayed at home, because it was raining.
It was raining, so I stayed at home.
You can also reverse the order of the sentences with because, as, and since:
Because it was raining, I stayed at home.
Note that this is not possible with so.
The most important conjunctions are therefore, consequently, and as a result. All of these introduce an effect. These are used to join two complete sentences (or independent clauses) together. They are often used like this:
|First sentence; transition, second sentence.|
|First sentence. Transition, second sentence.|
It was raining; therefore, I stayed at home.
It was raining. Consequently, I stayed at home.
The most important prepositions are due to, and because of. Both of these introduce a cause in the form of a noun phrase. They are often used like this:
|Sentence, due to noun phrase.|
|Because of noun phrase, sentence.|
I stayed at home, due to the rain.
Because of the rain, I stayed at home.
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