Writing Cause and Effect Practice Exercises (page 2)

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Exercise 3

      Cause 2: He decided not to get Rosie on time.
      Effect 2: Ellie's mom couldn't leave for her appointment.
      Cause 3: Ellie's mom couldn't leave for her appointment.
      Effect 3: She called Rosie's mom.
      Cause 4: She called Rosie's mom.
      Effect 4: Rosie's mom had to leave a big meeting.

Exercise 4

  1. He hasn't cleaned his room in more than a month.
  2. He hasn't done his other household chores.
  3. His grades have slipped.
  4. He has been disrespectful to his family.

Exercise 5

Answers will vary. Here's one possibility.

No, thanks. Do you know how bad cigarettes are for you? First of all, the nicotine in cigarettes is addictive, and could cause you to become addicted to smoking. Smoking is also known to cause lung cancer and cancer of the mouth and throat. And don't forget that smoking will make your clothes and breath smell!
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