ESL and "Cause", "Effect" Transition

Let’s Talk Responsibility in English: Use “Cause-Effect” Transition Words

cat and responsibilities in English
What are MY responsibilities?

 

我们来用英文讨论责任:使用“前因后果”连接词来解释责任所在

 

 

It can be unnerving but also rewarding when you realize that you are responsible for something. I felt a sense of pride when I became assistant manager and oversaw service staff a the cafe I worked at. But at the same time, I would be the one who has to answer to the cafe owner whenever customers complained about slow service. And I would also be the one the waiting staff came to for emergency shift changes and personal grievances.

当你被委以某责任或是职务时,那是件既紧张又令人自豪的事情。当我刚成为咖啡店助理经理,负责管理咖啡店服务员与服务质量时,我就觉得特别自豪。但同时需要我承担的责任也不少,包括店长责备有客人投诉服务速度慢时,头一个就会找我麻烦。另外服务员有紧急状况需要调班或是有私下抱怨时,也都需要我来处理。

 

 

Use “Cause-Effect” Transition Words to Explain Being Responsible or Not Responsible for Something

使用“因果关系”连接词来解释什么是职责所在,什么是分外之事

 

At times, I feel responsible. I would like to explain why I feel responsible and what I feel responsible for. Other times, I don’t think I should have to bear the brunt of it all. And I want to explain why I shouldn’t be expected to do something. The best way to do this is to use “cause” words or “effect” words to join your two sentences that explain why you feel (do not feel) responsible and what you feel (do not feel) responsible for.

有时我觉得是我的责任,那么我想解释我为什么会觉得责无旁贷,具体有哪些是必须做到的。其他时候我觉得不应该由我来担这个责。我就会想解释那是我分外的事。使用“因果”连接词可以很好地将两个独立句子连接在一起(有责,为何认为有责任),帮我们解释这其中的缘由。

 

 

REMEMBER:

When you’ve already used a “cause” word such as “because”, you do not need to use an “effect” word such as “so” in the same sentence. The cause-effect relationship is already established with the use of either words.

You also don’t have to follow the “cause-effect” order. You can say why first. Or you can choose to explain the result first.

注意:“原因”的连接词,比如because,“后果”的连接词,比如so,使用其中之一就已经足以表达因果关系了,所以同一句子只需要选用其中一个连接词。

 

 

Because I was assistant manager, it is my job to keep on top of everything at the cafe on a daily basis.

It is not my place to make business decisions, as I am not the cafe owner.

It is just a job, so I am only responsible for what I am being paid to do.

 

 

“Cause” Words/Phrases

– For the reason that

– Seeing as that

– In that

 

“Effect” Words/Phrases

– As a result

– Therefore

– Going forward

 

Conclusion

Responsibility is the theme of a news article on CNN that talked about the overwhelming poop problem on Everest. Climbers seek out the challenging summit and test out their physical and mental limits. But they are also responsible for mounting heaps of human waste being left behind on the world’s highest mountain. One such climber feels that he needs to do something about this and built a biogas plant to turn waste into energy. So, feeling responsible for something can motivate you to take action and also provides a sense of pride. But responsibility can also make you feel guilty and burdened. Try using “cause” or “effect” transition words to explain why you feel responsible and what that responsibility means to you.

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