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    #1

    How come / because

    Hi,

    As you know, the word "How come" means "why".
    Is it necessary to use the word "because" when a person has asked a question using "how come"? I mean can we answer the question of "how come" without using the word "because" or not?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: How come / because

    Yes, we can.

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    Re: How come / because

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes, we can.
    Wow. I really didn't know that 5JJ thank you. But how? When? I mean if the the one uses "How come" (why) then how can
    we answer without using "because"?

    Would you please give me an example and use "how come" which in the answer you don't use "because"?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: How come / because

    I didn't say we don't use because. I said we can omit it.

    A: How come he's rolling on the ground like that?
    B: He's drunk.

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