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#078 Cause and Effect in English (because, as, due to)
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Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.

In today’s lesson, you’ll learn about the words and expressions used to show cause and effect. For example, “Because of the course, I can now speak English.”
And with a point of view story you’ll intuitively learn grammar – without memorizing.

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Phrase connectors improve writing adding variety and sophistication to your writing style.

Today we are going to see some very useful words and phrases to express cause and effect.

You don’t have to learn all of these variations, although it’s helpful to be familiar with them.

I’ll also give you examples to make it easier to understand.

Words and Phrases that express a cause:
1) As
Examples:
“I can’t go to the market as it’s raining.”“I can’t eat as I’m too sick.”

2) Because
Examples:
“I missed him because I loved him.”
“I fell because I was careless.”

3) Because of / Thanks to
Imagine the cause is negative.

Example: “The outdoor furniture got wet because of the rain.”

As you can see, here we are emphasizing that rain is bad for outdoor furniture.

More examples:
“I was late because of traffic.”
“I’m fat because of overeating.”

On the other hand, if the cause is positive; you can use the expression “thanks to.”
Let’s compare thanks to with because of:

“I arrived on time thanks to my friend.”
“I’m nervous because of drinking too much coffee.”
4) Due to
Examples:
“Due to the rain, the ground is wet.”
“Due to the drop in sales, the company closed.”
“Due to the traffic, I was late for work.”

#078 Cause and Effect in English (because, as, due to)
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