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8 May 2011 — Cause / 'Cause

How would you improve this sentence?

 

Cause of helicopter sounds, a late-night tweeter accidentally broke the news of the attack on the bin Laden compound.
Cause of helicopter sounds, a late-night tweeter accidentally broke the news of the attack on the bin Laden compound.

 

 

 

 

Click the option(s) that improve the sentence. (iPad & iPhone: Use two-finger scrolling in a text box if the feedback does not fully show.)

 

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Because of helicopter sounds, a late-night tweeter accidentally broke the news of the attack on the bin Laden compound.

 

 

 

 

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Because helicopter sounds, a late-night tweeter accidentally broke the news of the attack on the bin Laden compound.

 

 

 

 

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Helicopter sounds caused a late-night tweeter accidentally [to break] the news of the attack on the bin Laden compound.

 
 

 

 

 

 

because – a conjunction that introduces a clause giving reason
cause – (v.) results in; to be the cause of; bring about: Heavy rainfall causes floods.
cause – (n.) 1) the reason, the end or purpose for which a thing is done or produced: The cause of the floods was the heavy rainfall; 2) a movement, a goal, a charity: The cause was receiving support; 3) a matter to be resolved in a court of law

break news — to announce the news as it is happening
tweeter — a person using Twitter (a social-networking Internet site on which a person can post short messages, or follow and read other peoples' messages.)

Because in informal speech and writing (texting) — "because" is sometimes shortened to 'cause' or 'cuz' in speech or to 'bcz' in text messages: 'i cant come today bcz I hav to work'.

 

 

 Solution - lightbulb  Cause / Effect   because, cause, 'cause, cuz



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