Reason and Result: because (of), as, since, so, as a result, therefore,
 

 
Gramar

 

A) Complete the sentences in A using BECAUSE or BECAUSE OF and an idea from B.
Use each idea in B only one.

A B
1. He phoned the police a) his bad leg
2. I didn’t have any lunch b) I thought it might rain
3. Our plane was delayed c) I wasn’t hungry
4. He went to Paris d) he’d lost his wallet
5. I took an umbrella e) the fog
6. He couldn’t run very fast f) he wanted to learn French

1. …. He phoned the police because he’d lost his wallet. ……………………..
2. …………………………………………………………………………………
3. …………………………………………………………………………………
4. …………………………………………………………………………………
5. …………………………………………………………………………………
6. …………………………………………………………………………………

B) Choose the correct answers:

1. As / As a result it was such a beautiful day, we decided to have a picnic.
2. It was his birthday because / so we decided to buy him a present.
3. As a result / Since all the seats on the train were taken, we had to stand.
4. The banks were closed and as a result / because we couldn’t get any money.
5. I didn’t find the book very interesting and so / as I didn’t finish it.
6. We couldn’t drive across the bridge as a result / because it was closed.
7. She had the best qualifications and she so / therefore got the job.
8. I haven’t got much money as / so I can’t afford a new car.

C) Join each pair of sentences using SO / SUCH ….. (THAT):

1. It was a very warm evening. We had dinner outside in the garden.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
2. He was very nervous. He couldn’t eat anything.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
3. Our neighbours’ party was very noisy. We couldn’t sleep.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
4. The restaurant was very crowded. They couldn’t find anywhere to sit down.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
5. We were all having a good time. We didn’t want to stop.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
6. He’s got a very good memory. He never needs to write anythind down.
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