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    what for

    --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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    Re: what for

    'What for?' - 'for what reason?' - is fine.

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    Re: what for

    "How come?" is rarely, if ever, more suitable than the alternatives. It's very casual and informal.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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