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Reasons and Results

In each item below, the sentence expresses a reason-result relationship. The connective introducing the reason or result is highlighted. Following each sentence there are two statements, one a REASON and one a RESULT. Read each sentence and the statements that follow it. For each statement, decide whether it is a reason or a result and indicate your choice by clicking on REASON or RESULT.

1. We didn't go camping due to the foul weather.
     A. We didn't go camping.  REASON  RESULT
     B. The weather was foul.  REASON  RESULT
REASON: INCORRECT!
RESULT: CORRECT.
REASON: CORRECT!
RESULT: INCORRECT.

2. It's Valentine's Day, so I bought my wife some roses.
     A. It's Valentine's Day.  REASON  RESULT
     B. I bought my wife some roses.   REASON  RESULT
REASON: CORRECT.
RESULT: INCORRECT.
REASON: INCORRECT!
RESULT: CORRECT.

3. Young people under the age of 21 are more likely to have car accidents; as a result, their insurance rates are high.
     A. Young people's insurance rates are high.  REASON  RESULT
     B. Young people under the age of 21 are more likely to have car accidents.   REASON  RESULT
REASON: INCORRECT.
RESULT: CORRECT.
REASON: CORRECT!
RESULT: INCORRECT.

4. The insurance rates for young people under the age of 21 are high since they are more likely to have car accidents.
     A. Young people under the age of 21 are more likely to have car accidents.  REASON  RESULT
     B. Young people's insurance rates are high.   REASON  RESULT
REASON: CORRECT.
RESULT: INCORRECT.
REASON: INCORRECT!
RESULT: CORRECT.

5. As a result of your unsatisfactory performance, I have to send a report to your boss.
     A. I have to send a report to your boss.  REASON  RESULT
     B. You performed unsatisfactorily.   REASON  RESULT
REASON: INCORRECT.
RESULT: CORRECT.
REASON: CORRECT!
RESULT: INCORRECT.

6. Large companies donate large sums of money to political parties because they have an interest in influencing government policy.
    A. Large companies donate large sums of money to political parties.  REASON  RESULT
    B. Large companies have an interest in influencing government policy.  REASON  RESULT
REASON: INCORRECT.
RESULT: CORRECT.
REASON: CORRECT!
RESULT: INCORRECT.