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    Cause and Effect

    I need to learn to write essay from scratch; about cause and effects.

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    Re: Cause and Effect

    Dear Numitchum: Your question is not very clear for me, so if I understood incorrectly, let me know and I´ll do my best.However, according to what I believe your question refers to; Cause and effect is a conditional, also called conditio and result. This is that you use two sentences to express a personal or a universal truth. Both sentences go in simple present tense, affirmative, negative, and you can also ask questions. For example:

    Personal truth: What do you do when you are sad? I cry (when I´m sad)the condition in the answer is not obligatory.

    Universal truth: When a baby is hungry, he cries. (all babies in the world)

    I trully hope this can help you.

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    Re: Cause and Effect

    Attention: I’m not a teacher.

    Hi numitchum,

    cause = the producer of an effect, result, or consequence.

    All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.

    cause, reason, occasion, antecedent. These nouns denote what brings about or is associated with an effect or result. A cause is an agent or condition that permits the occurrence of an effect or leads to a result: “He is not only dull in himself, but the cause of dullness in others” Reason refers to what explains the occurrence or nature of an effect: There was no obvious reason for the accident. Occasion is a situation that permits or stimulates existing causes to come into play: “The immediate occasion of his departure … was the favorable opportunity … of migrating in a pleasant way” Antecedent refers to what has gone before and implies a relationship—but not necessarily a causal one—with what ensues: Some of the antecedents of World War II lie in economic conditions in Europe following World War I.
    Each separate antecedent of an event. Something that precedes and brings about an effect or a result. A reason for an action or condition. A ground of a legal action. An agent that brings something about. That which in some manner is accountable for a condition that brings about an effect or that produces a cause for the resultant action or state.

    In criminal procedure law, probable cause is the reasonable basis for the belief that someone has committed a particular crime. Before someone may be arrested or searched by a police officer without a warrant, probable cause must exist.

    The actual cause is the event directly responsible for an injury. If one person shoves another, thereby knocking the other person out an open window and he or she breaks a leg as a result of the fall, the shove is the actual cause of the injury.

    The immediate cause of the injury in this case would be the fall, since it is the cause that came right before the injury, with no intermediate causes. In some cases the actual cause and the immediate cause of an injury may be the same.

    effect = something brought about by a cause or agent; a result.

    The result of an action.
    effect, consequence, result, outcome, upshot, sequel. These nouns denote an occurrence, situation, or condition that is caused by an antecedent. An effect is produced by the action of an agent or a cause and follows it in time: “Every cause produces more than one effect” A consequence has a less sharply definable relationship to its cause: “Servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt” A result is viewed as the end product of the operation of the cause: “Judging from the results I have seen … I cannot say … that I agree with you” An outcome more strongly implies finality and may suggest the operation of a cause over a relatively long period: The trial's outcome might have changed if the defendant had testified. An upshot is a decisive result, often of the nature of a climax: “The upshot of the matter … was that she showed both of them the door” A sequel is a consequence that ensues after a lapse of time: “Our dreams are the sequel of our waking knowledge”



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    Re: Cause and Effect

    If you get a copy of the following book, you will find that it has a very helpful section on cause and effect.

    Academic Writing Course
    Jordan, R.
    Publisher: Longman
    Format: P/Bk
    ISBN-10: 0582400198

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    Re: Cause and Effect

    Perhaps the question is more about what should the poster discuss in an essay on "Cause and Effect".

    Is this to be an essay discussing the nature of "Cause and Effect" or an essay describing an event demonstrating "Cause and Effect"?

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