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    The reason... is because...

    The reason he's never been in a car accident is because he adheres to the traffic rules, not because he's a F1 driver.

    Is the above sentence correct? Can 'reason' be used together with 'because'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: The reason... is because...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The reason he's never been in a car accident is because he adheres to the traffic rules, not because he's an F1 driver.

    Is the above sentence correct? Can 'reason' be used together with 'because'?

    Thanks in advance.
    No, either "The reason he has never been... is that he adheres...not that he is..." or "He's never been...because he adheres...not because he is...".

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    Re: The reason... is because...

    No, the sentence is not grammatically correct. You should say: "The reason.....is that...."

    However, there is another thing you should pay attention to. You cannot be in a car accident, you can have one.

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    Re: The reason... is because...

    Quote Originally Posted by fighting spirit View Post
    No, the sentence is not grammatically correct. You should say: "The reason.....is that...."

    However, there is another thing you should pay attention to. You cannot be in a car accident, you can have one.
    You can "be (involved) in" a car accident as well as "having" a car accident.

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    Re: The reason... is because...

    bhaisabab and fighting spirit are right, but I regret that you will hear the reason ... is because and the reason why... from many native speakers today.
    I agree with bhaisabab; you can be (involved) in a car accident.

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