In this question:

What problems will this cause for individuals and society?

Which parts of speech are cause in this question? If it is a noun, why isn't there be before this cause? If it is an adjective, what is the role of this ?

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'Cause' in the sentence given is neither noun nor adjective, it's verb.

To understand this try answering your question - This will cause the problems like .... to the individuals and to the society.

cause (noun) - the reason behind some action.

Examle: The cause of our country's plight is corruption.

Or as you asked use of be look at this:

Corruption is the cause of our country's plight.

to cause (verb) - to make something happen. Lack of exercise causes ill health.



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