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    Hello,

    Is that necessary here? It is for this reason (that) people will fight.

    Mr. X

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    Default Re: for reason that

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. X View Post
    Hello,

    Is that necessary here? It is for this reason (that) people will fight.

    Mr. X
    I would say "It is the reason why people will fight".
    Hope some teachers to help you.
    Thank you very much !

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    Either without or without that is fine.

    JT
    *Not a teacher

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    Default Re: for reason that

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    I would say
    "It is the reason why people will fight". "the reason why" is redundant.

    It is for this reason that people will fight. (sounds better with "that")
    It is why people will fight.
    2006

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    Default Re: for reason that

    I don't think so. My sentence has another effect to express the statement. It emphasizes the sentence and let us know the speaker is more certain when speaking that sentence.

    I think maybe it is better to use it in a question, isn't it? , for example: "Can you tell me the reason why it is redundant ?". In this case I think "why" shouldn't be replaced by "that", should it ?
    Thank you very much !

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    Default Re: for reason that

    The "reason why" is redundant. You will see it and hear it, but careful writers will avoid it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: for reason that

    Can you tell me the reason why it is redundant?
    Because you could ask:
    "Can you tell me why it is redundant?"
    "Can you tell me the reason it is redundant?"
    Using the reason why is common enough but it doesn't add anything, so there is redundancy.

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