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    #1

    Post because and cause in the same sentence.

    I cam across this particular question : ----------------cause extensive damage to Pacific Islands nations each year.

    fill in the blank with one of these answers:

    1-because of the high Tides and Winds during hurricanes
    2-the high tides and winds of hurricanes
    3-the high hurricane tides and winds which
    4-that the high tides and winds of hurricanes

    and the answer is 1, but i couldn't find out why can you please a grammatical explanation for that

    thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    The high tides and winds of hurricanes cause extensive damage to Pacific Islands nations each year.

    Only No.2 completes the sentence.

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    #3

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Only No.2 completes the sentence.
    Because only No.2 is the subject which the verb 'cause' needs.

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    #4

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    If the textbook said that 1 is the correct answer, the book is wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    ...and the textbook should have capitalised the first word of every option.

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    #6

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by finix33 View Post
    I came across this particular question:

    ____________ cause extensive damage to Pacific Islands nations each year.

    Fill in the blank with one of these answers:

    1 - Because of the high Tides and Winds during hurricanes
    2 - The high tides and winds of hurricanes
    3 - The high hurricane tides and winds which
    4 - That the high tides and winds of hurricanes

    and The given answer is 1, but I couldn't find work out why. Can you please give me a grammatical explanation for that it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Note all my corrections above, in red. There are corrections to the parts you wrote and I have shown how the question should have appeared in the textbook.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    thanks!!, Yes actually it was a software, and it seems to be wrong

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    #8

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by finix33 View Post
    Thanks!!, Yes, actually it was a software (no comma here) and it seems to be wrong.
    Note my corrections above. Remember these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: because and cause in the same sentence.

    Capitalize "Thanks" and use only one exclamation point. I would use a comma after "Yes" and I would use one after "software". The second comma separates two independent clauses.

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