ESL Sentence Patterns:
Just because [A] doesn't mean that [B]
Just because [A] doesn’t mean that [B]
Although [A] happened, [B] will not necessarily happen as a result.
[A] is true, but [B] is not necessarily true as a result.
· Just because your mother is angry at you doesn’t mean that she doesn’t love you.
· Just because the car is dirty doesn’t mean it doesn’t run well.
· Just because you study hard doesn’t mean that you will pass the test.
· Just because it’s Saturday doesn’t mean that you have to sleep late.
· Just because my room is dirty doesn’t mean that I’m disorganized.
· Just because you’re healthy now doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t quit smoking.
· Just because you think you are a good worker doesn’t necessarily mean that you deserve more money than your coworkers.
· Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun!
· Just because you think you’re smarter than me doesn’t mean that it’s true!
Change these sentences to “just because . . . doesn’t mean that”
1. Evan had a steak for lunch, but he might not be full.
Just because Evan had a steak for lunch doesn’t mean that he’s full.
2. I know your girlfriend is angry at you, but she still loves you.
3. I stay up late every night, but I get plenty of sleep.
4. Sandy did all of her homework, but maybe the teacher won’t be satisfied.
5. I didn’t answer my cell phone, but this doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to talk to you.
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