aims to help you to use It is because
and This is because
It is because is used in the following situations:
To introduce an explanation of cause and effect use
It is because:
- It is because of parents like her that
our school is such a wonderful place. (like=
- It is because of my close association with
the organisation that I know all the good that it
- It is because the body is a machine
that education is possible.
- It is because workers today produce far more
than those in the past that we have a higher
standard of living.
It is because + cause +
‘that’ + effect.
It is because of + cause (noun or noun
‘that’+ effect (clause).
It is because of your smile that
I feel happy.
It is because + cause (clause with a subject and a
‘that’ + effect (clause).
It is because you smiled that
I feel happy.
To refer back to a cause, then give an effect, use it is because of
- These countries’ economies are in great turmoil and it is because of
this that pollution creates a huge problem.
- I know you. I understand you, and it is because of this that
- A black coat appears black because it absorbs all
the wavelengths of visual light that fall on it and no light is reflected into
the eye from that object. It is because of this that
black clothes become hotter on a sunny day than white
‘it is because of
this that’ + effect
‘It is because of
this that’ + effect
To give an effect first, then explain the cause, use this is because:
- Out in space, the sky looks black, instead of blue. This is
because there is no atmosphere.
- As the sun begins to set, the light must travel farther through the
atmosphere before it gets to you. More of the light is reflected and
scattered. As less reaches you directly, the sun appears less bright. The
colour of the sun itself appears to change, first to orange and then to red.
This is because even more of the short wavelength blues and greens are now
scattered. Only the longer wavelengths are left in the direct beam that
reaches your eyes.
- Agents often work more than 40 hours a week. They
must often work in the
evenings or on weekends. This is because most buyers and sellers are
free only at those times.
To answer questions, use it is because, this is because,
- How can it be that an “awesome” God knows me by name and loves me without
reservation? It is because He created me.
- So why is Bush taking on the thankless issue of immigration? I believe
it is because he sees the consequences for all Americans of our current
- Teens seem to have a need to feel that fear, as evidenced by the
popularity of shocker, gross-out, supernatural and altogether scary books. Is
it that the good guys and bad guys are easier to tell apart? Or maybe it is
because those vampires and werewolves go through physical transformations
that make puberty feel like a bump in the road?
- Why are most large-sized tumours treated by removal of the eye? This is
because the amount of radiation required to kill a
tumour which fills most
of the eye, is just too much for the eye to stand.
- “Why are you doing that?” “Because I
In 'if ' and 'when' sentences use it is because:
- If I look confused it is because
I am thinking.
- If we have no peace, it is because
we have forgotten that we belong to
- When consumers complain that prices of CDs are too high it is
because they are.
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