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    State reason if any

    After asking a question (for example: which fruit do you like?), I want to know the reason too.

    So how should I say it?

    I am not sure how to say it, I want to say something like:

    Which fruit do you like? State reasons if any? / Any reasons? / Explain your choice

    "State reasons if any? / Any reasons? / Explain your choice" seems wrong? Any better suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Re: State reason if any

    Keep it simple!

    Goodstudent: Which fruit do you like?
    Tom: I like apples!
    Goodstudent: Why do you like apples?
    Tom: I like apples because they are delicious!

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    Re: State reason if any

    I am asking a question. I mean it in written form. The other person will just take the form and fill in the answers

    Is it correct to write:

    Which fruit do you like? State reasons if any?
    Which fruit do you like? Any reasons?
    Which fruit do you like? Write your reason if any?

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    Re: State reason if any

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Which fruit do you like? State reasons if any.
    That's OK, but it's a very strange question to ask on a form..

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    #5

    Re: State reason if any

    Possibly: "State which fruit you like and the reason, if any, for your preference".

    I'm not sure that you need "if any", I think everyone will have some reason, even if it's just "it tastes better".


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