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    the reason is because

    Which is a better way of saying these sentences:

    I heard that Bill cannot come to work today. The reason is that he has to go to a funeral.

    or

    I heard that Bill cannot come to work today. The reason is because he has to go to a funeral.

    Of course you can also say:

    I heard that Bill cannot come to work today because he has to go to a funeral.

    However, if you had to break it up into 2 sentences, which is better? I think the 1st one is better. I feel that saying "the reason is because" is a bit redundant, no? What do you think?

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    Re: the reason is because

    Quote Originally Posted by raes112 View Post
    Which is a better way of saying these sentences:

    I heard that Bill cannot come to work today. The reason is that he has to go to a funeral.

    or

    I heard that Bill cannot come to work today. The reason is because he has to go to a funeral.

    Of course you can also say:

    I heard that Bill cannot come to work today because he has to go to a funeral.

    However, if you had to break it up into 2 sentences, which is better? I think the 1st one is better. I feel that saying "the reason is because" is a bit redundant, no? What do you think?
    I agree with you. "The reason is because..." is not good English.

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