Main Practice: Expressing reason, purpose, result.
Revision: Present Perfect, the Passive, Questions
as / since / because - for the reason that, i.e.
- As it's a lovely day, let's go for a walk.
- Since you've worked so hard this year, the company are going to increase your salary.
- Because she has to travel a lot in her job she's often away from home.
consequently - (more formal) as a result, i.e.
- She started talking about her problems on Youtube. Consequently, she now has a million
- The creators of Google invented a search engine that was fast, accurate and easy to use.
Consequently, it's the Internet's biggest search engine.
so that - purpose, i.e.
- He wrote the book so that his grandchildren would know about his life.
- They returned to Rome so that their children would learn Italian.
(to) accuse - to say that someone has done something wrong or illegal, i.e.
- The teacher accused the boy of cheating in the exam.
(to) apologise - to say sorry, i.e.
- We apologise for the delay in answering your email.
(to) cancel - to decide a planned event will not happen, i.e.
- The party is cancelled because John is ill.
(to) demand - a strong request for something, i.e.
- I demand that we have a discount because the waiter brought our food so late.
(to) exaggerate - to make something sound larger or more important than it is, i.e.
- He said his house cost £500,000 but he was exaggerating; it cost £425,000.
(a/the) refund - a repayment of money, i.e.
- The flight was cancelled and the airline refunded everybody's fare.