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    5khh is offline Newbie
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    Default reasons/a reason (when to use what)

    1.) I don't know which of the two to use.
    ie) what's your reason for doing that VS what are your reasons for doing that?
    when can you expect to have one reason as opposed to many reasons?

    2.) I am in great pain VS I have a pain in my stomach?

    can I say I have PAIN in my stomach?

    3.) war/a war/wars
    when do I use "in war" and when "in a war"
    Last edited by 5khh; 21-Feb-2009 at 01:31.

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    Default Re: reasons/a reason (when to use what)

    I think for the first you can simply say:
    Why do you do that? Either for one reason or many reasons.
    For the second you can say:
    I have a stomach ache
    my stomach is aching

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