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Chapter 12. You Got Some 'Splaining to D... > The Perfect Couple: Cause and Effect - Pg. 133

You Got Some 'Splaining to Do, Lucy: Exposition 133 The Perfect Couple: Cause and Effect Write Angles The details in cause-and-effect essays are most often presented in chronological order, reverse chronology, or order of importance. Question:Why are there so many Smiths in the phone book? Answer:They all have phones. A perfect example of a cause-and-effect relationship. The cause is why something happens; the effect is result, what happens due to the cause. Therefore, cause-and-effect essays establish a relationship between events. Cause and effect usually (but not always) happen in time order: The cause comes first, creating an effect. The following chart shows this order of events: Cause BringsAbout Effect