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    Question "Reasons for/of traffic"

    Hi there,
    Could you please tell me if there is ant difference between "reasons of" and "reasons for" in this phrase?


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    Exclamation Re: "Reasons for/of traffic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,
    Could you please tell me if there is ant difference between "reasons of" and "reasons for" in this phrase?


    Many thanks in avance.
    Yes, there is difference that is related to use.
    To find the purpose to explain or justify an action, decision, or conviction, use ‘for’, as:
    There are several reasons for traffic jams.
    The teacher inquired about her reason for leaving the school.
    The relationship between love and reasons for action is highly interesting and complicated.
    To find the basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction use ‘of’, as:
    What are the reasons of traffic jam?
    A joint Russian-Polish commission has been set up to find the true reasons of the recent plane crash.
    What are reasons of coughing?
    Last edited by sarat_106; 07-Oct-2010 at 03:42.

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