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    #1

    reasons such as that ...

    Does this sentence make sense?
    I'm not sure if I can say "reasons such as that..." If it's incorrect, please tell me a correct way to say it. Thank you.

    When you are late for a class, you need to tell your teacher the reasons such as that you overslept.

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    #2

    Re: reasons such as that ...

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    Does this sentence make sense?
    I'm not sure if I can say "reasons such as that..." If it's incorrect, please tell me a correct way to say it. Thank you.

    When you are late for a class, you need to tell your teacher the reason, such as that you overslept.
    You can say that if you put a comma after reason. And there's usually only one reason.
    The amended sentence is correct.

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    #3

    Re: reasons such as that ...

    I agree with Raymott, but the sentence reads better to me without "that".

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