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    --Mike was fired from the company?

    -- What for? He is always working hard and easy-going.

    Is "what for?" used naturally in this conversation? Is" How come?" more suitable in this case?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    Default Re: what for

    'What for?' - 'for what reason?' - is fine.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: what for

    "How come?" is rarely, if ever, more suitable than the alternatives. It's very casual and informal.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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