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‡Using Reason

Reason can be followed by why… or
that…
The main reason why he lost his job
was that he was dishonest. OR The
main reason that he lost his job was
that he was dishonest.
Do you know the reason why she
hates me? OR Do you know the reason
that she hates me?
The reason why I came here was to
spend time with my little daughter. OR
The reason that I came here was to
spend time with my little daughter.
In an informal style, why and that can
be dropped.
The main reason (that) they decided to
split was that he had an affair with a
colleague.
The reason (why) she hates me is that
I’m more successful than her.
The normal preposition after reason is
for.
What’s the reason for your
unhappiness? (NOT What’s the reason
of your unhappiness?)
We do not normally use a because-
clause as a complement after reason.
It is possible, but some people consider
it incorrect.
Sorry I couldn’t come – the reason is
because I was ill. (This is considered
incorrect.)
Expressions with reason
Do anything in reason = do anything
that is moderate or sensible
Reason with somebody = try to
convince him
You cannot reason with her. (= You
cannot convince her.)
Reason somebody into / out of doing
something
They reasoned her into accepting the
job. (= They persuaded her to accept
the job.)


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