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What is the difference between Cause and Effect?

Asked by C. Hughes, Last updated: Jan 09, 2021

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Ken Wilson

Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered Oct 08, 2020

The cause can be considered as the person, the object, the event, or even a situation that made something happen. When you say effect, this will refer to something that has occurred because of the cause.

For example, a person had ended up with broken bones because his position was wrong when he did cliff diving. The cause here was the wrong positioning when he did the cliff dive. The effect has broken bones.

There are a lot of instances wherein you would need to check the cause and effect of the things that are happening around you. This will allow you to plan the things that you can and cannot do properly.

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J. Pollock

J. Pollock

J. Pollock
J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered May 06, 2020

There is a very big relationship between cause and effect in the sense that everything that is happening in the present is the result of our past actions, which actually caused them to happen. The things that are happening in the present are the effects produced by anything that necessitated their occurrence.

A lot of people are losing their jobs, and these ugly happening is being caused by some things; however, the effects of this might be in diverse ways. The products of the relationship between the two are not limited to human beings. Objects and other abstract things are also involved.

The cause can be referred to as the manufacturer of an effect, while the effect is the result that will be produced. At times, the effect of an action might come sooner than later, whereas it might take a very long period of time. Invariably, without a cause, it is impossible for an effect to be produced.

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