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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.”

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