A. A cause is WHY something happens.
B. An effect is WHAT happens.
C. As you read be attentive and Look for clue words, such as if, then, because, since, and so.
Examples of Cause & Effect
1. We received seven inches of rain in four hours. - The underpass was flooded.
2. I never brush my teeth. - I have 5 cavities.
3. Smoking cigarettes - Lung cancer
4. Many buffalo were killed. - Buffalo almost became extinct.