Is there a possibility of using (of or for)besides 'why' after 'the words 'the reason...)
for example, what would you put in the following sentences:
- the reason ()the car accident remains unknown.
-the reason () the vase fell is still a mystery
- the reason () the bus crashed is still unclear..
Instead of using 'for', could we use 'of' in the first and the third sentence?
I would like to know if 'the reason of' is possible?
on top of that, is it possible to say 'the reason of him being ill is due to his homesick'?does it sound odd?
thanks in advance.
Not in the sentences you quote. However, look at these:
A national emergency exists by reason of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.
Guilty by Reason of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
Is it right to consider that 'By reason of' somehow means 'by virtue of'?