Student or Learner
- The reason I am late is because the bus broke down.
- The reason I am late is that the bus broke down.
Can you please me tell me which above is correct.
Thanks in advance.
The idea communicated in this sentence, however, could be better and more efficiently expressed like this: I'm late because the bus broke down.
Of course, in this case, we can't use "that" in place of "because".