COPIE EN SU CUADERNO EL SIGUIENTE CUADRO


ADVERB CLAUSES OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
because
  1. Because he was sleepy, he went to bed.
  2. He went to bed because he was sleepy.
An adverb clause may come in front of or after the independent clause. Notice the punctuation in examples a and b.
since
  1. Since he wasn't feeling well, he decided to stay home and not go to school.
In example "c" since means because.
now that
  1. Now that the semester is finished, I'm going to rest a few days and then take a trip.
In example "d" now that means because now. Now that is used for present and future situations.
as
  1. As she had nothing to do, she called up a friend and asked her if she wanted to take in a movie.
In example "e" as means because.
as/so long as
  1. As long as (So long as) you're not busy, could you help me with this work?
In example "f" as long as means because.
inasmuch as
  1. Inasmuch as the two government leaders could not reach an agreement, the possibilities for peace are still remote.
In example "g" inasmuch as means because. Inasmuch as is usually found only in formal writing and speech.
CON LA INFORMACIÓN ANTERIOR, AHORA ES CAPAZ DE REALIZAR LOS SIGUIENTES EJERCICIOS
Exercise 1

Directions: Using the given information, make sentences using now that.

1. Jose used to take the bus to school, but last week he bought a car. Now he can drive to school.
Now that Jose has a car, he can drive to school.

2. You just had your sixteenth birthday. Now you can get a driver's license.
Now that you are

3. We have to wear warm clothes. It's winter now.


4. Bob used to live in the dorm, but a couple of weeks ago he moved into an apartment. Now he can cook his own food.


5. Whew! I've finally finished painting the house. Now I can go fishing.


6. I can get a job as a bilingual secretary. I know English now.


Exercise 2

Directions: Combine the given ideas by using since. Also, decide which sentence might be found in somewhat formal writing and use inasmuch as.

1. Monday is Dan's birthday. Let's give him a party.
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2. Monday is a national holiday. All government office will be closed.
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3. The guys I live with don't know any Chinese. I have to speak English with them.
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4. Oil is an irreplaceable natural resource. We must do whatever we can in order to conserve it.
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5. Maria, maybe you could help me with this calculus problem. You're a math major.
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6. Many young people move to the cities in search of employment. There are few jobs available in the rural areas.
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