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    I'd like to know which is more natural, (1) or (2) / (3) or ((4).

    A: I'm going home.
    B: (1). Why? (2). What for?

    (3). He is injured in an accident.
    (4). He is injured because of an accident.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: why/what for

    'Why' and 'what for' and 'how come' are all acceptable and natural. The last two are less formal.

    'He was injured in an accident' is more natural.

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