TW9: Connectors (Because/Because Of)

SYNTHESIS & TRANSFORMATION

BECAUSE OF (A RESULT OF)

  • The boys are scared. The house is haunted.
  • The boys are scared because the house is haunted.
  • The boys are worried. The exam is difficult.
  • The boys are worried because of the difficult exam.
  • She was late. It was raining.
  • She was late because of the rain.

x x x

(What happened) because of ( adjective NOUN)

x x x

  • Tim was busy. His mother was sick.
  • Tim was busy because of his sick mother/his mother’s sickness.

 

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