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We use a number of different words and expressions to show cause and effect. Some words place the cause first and the effect second, and others place the effect first and the cause second.
Unclean water can result in an increase in diseases.
Diseases such as typhoid are caused by unclean water.
Underline the cause and circle the effect in each of these sentences.
a. The outbreak resulted in / as a result a fall in tourism.
b. Diseases can have significant economic impacts. Consequently / Because of, countries need to fund research into diseases.
c. More days being taken off work therefore / resulted from increased levels of depression and stress.
d. Governments have a responsibility for the welfare of their residents. Therefore, / Because of, they should develop vaccines that fight dangerous diseases.
e. Consequently / Because of lost working days, the government’s income from taxes fell.
f. The government reduced funding for disease research. As a result, / Result in, fewer cures are being discovered.