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    #1

    "No why"

    Hi,

    When someone asks you something and he gets curious about the cause of it so he just keeps asking why, and then you start to get annoyed. What'd you say?

    I heard some replies which I don't remember clearly whether they come from native speakers or not.

    For example:
    "Why?" "No why!"
    "Why?" "Just cause!"

    Are those acceptable?

    Thank you!

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    Re: "No why"

    Common replies to an unending bombardment of the question "Why?" are:

    - Because I said so!
    - It just is.
    - That's just the way it is.
    - Why not?!
    - Just because.

    "No why" is incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "No why"

    "Just cause!" is also not correct.

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    #4

    Re: "No why"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Just cause!" is also not correct.
    Actually, in BrE, you just might hear that. We do tend to say "cos" quite a lot so I can imagine someone saying "Just cos!" The problem with spelling it "cause" is that it looks like the actual noun/verb "cause" and of course "just cause" is a legal term. It should be written with an apostrophe if spelt like that - "Just 'cause" but I prefer it written as "cos".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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