Strong writers avoid passive verbs like is, are, were and other to be verbs. In your quest to improve your writing, work on using active verbs, especially in your thesis statement and paragraph topic sentences.
Below is a list of possible verbs to use in a cause and effect essay. If you can think of others, please add them through the comments option on this blog post. Your community of learners will thank you.
affects (effect is a noun; affect is a verb)