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"Because or Even Though?"                          Name:_____________
Use because to give a reason:
She was tired.  She rested. 
Because she was tired, she rested.
She rested because she was tired.
Use even though to show an unexpected result:
Example: She was tired. She did not rest. 
Even though she was tired, she didn't rest.
She didn't rest even though she was tired.

Write BECAUSE or EVEN THOUGH in the blanks below.

  1. ________  it was sunny at the beach, everyone put on their sunglasses.
  2. ________  it was dark outside, Brad Pitt put on some sunglasses. He's a star, you know!
  3. ________  Abby enjoys horses, she's learning how to ride. She wants her own horse someday.
  4. ________  Keanu Reeves is afraid of horses, he's learning how to ride for his next film.
  5. ________  Fred Astaire loved to dance, he made dancing movies. He was a great dancer.
  6. ________  Sandra Bullock couldn't dance well, she went out dancing with her friends.
  7. ________  Leonardo Da Vinci is commonly thought of as a painter, he was also an inventor.
  8. ________  Michelangelo enjoyed creating, he made a lot of paintings, sculptures and drawings.
  9. ________  Nicole and Tom were married for 10 years, they weren't together very often.
  10. Johnny Depp needs a haircut ________ his hair is too long.
  11. Jennifer Aniston got a haircut ________ she didn't really need one.
  12. Julia Roberts gave a speech ________  she won an award at the Oscars.
  13. She gave a silly, giggly speech ________  she is usually an intelligent actor.
  14. She was giggly ________  she was excited and nervous.
  15. Demi shaved her head bald for a movie ________ she didn't really want to.
  16. She shaved ________  she knew that it would make a powerful scene in the film.
  17. The director of "Gladiator" wasn't happy ________  the film won 5 Oscar Awards.
  18. Ridley Scott was upset ________  he didn't win an Oscar too!
  19. In summary, when we are giving a reason, we use ________ .
  20. When we are talking about unexpected results, we use ________ .
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