误 The cause for the fire was carelessness.
正 The cause of the fire was carelessness.
析 cause指“起因”“原因”与of连用, cause指“理由”与for连用。
误 The cause of his success was on account of his hard work.
正 The cause of his success was his hard work.
正 His success was on account of his hard work.
析 the cause of和on account of都表示“原因”,故应该去掉on account of或the cause of,以避免重复。
误 What caused her blush like that?
正 What caused her to blush like that?
误 That caused me happy.
正 That caused me to be happy.
误 I was caused to reflect by incident.
正 The incident caused me to reflect.
误 I was absent for a week or so, caused by illness.
正 I was absent for a week or so on account of illness.
析 cause by不能当作副词使用。
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