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Chapter 5. Cause and Effect > Because, Since, As, or Due To

Because, Since, As, or Due To

Look for signal words because, since, as, or due to as indications of cause. They signal that information is being provided that will tell you why something happens or is true.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Use logical thinking to interpret the italicized word in each of the following sentences. Write a definition in the blank space provided.

1:She was fined because the equipment was not being operated in compliance with safety regulations.

compliance: _______________

A1: A fine is usually paid as a result of a violation. To be in compliance, then, means to be in conformity or agreement with—in this case, in accordance with the regulations.
2:Since the compensation for his new job is higher, Ray now earns enough money to make payments on a new car.

compensation: _______________

A2: A job with higher compensation is one that pays more; compensation is payment.



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