Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    sb70012 is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    637
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: How come / because

    Yes, we can.

  3. #3
    sb70012 is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    637
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  4. #4
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •