cause consequences

This entry was created in response to a student writing:

the consequences this phenomenon is causing

There are several ways of raising awareness of the issue here. One way might be to use this link and encourage more advanced/experienced students to spot typical things that are caused:


It may seem more helpful at an earlier stage or with less advanced students to make the collocates of cause more obvious, in which case the reusable link that can  be used is It looks like this:


Another, even more obvious way of showing the association between cause and unpleasant consequences is to show the top noun collocates via a Word Sketch. The link is and it looks like this:

We are grateful to Ana Frankenburg-Garcia (see also Collocaid site) for pointing this out (about Word Sketches and cause).

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