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    #1

    Are these correct or not ?

    Are these sentences below grammatically correct ?


    1. The reason why i came here is to see you.

    2. The reason why i asked this question is whether you know the answer.


    Thanks for your helps.

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    #2

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    You must always capitalise 'I'.

    A better title would have been The reason why.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #3

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    Well, we don't do homework here. But, what do you think? (If you insist on thanking me, say: Thanks for your help. The word help is not normally pluralized.)

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    #4

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    Well, Rover gave some good advice.


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    #5

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    It's generally bad style to use both "the reason" and "why" together.

    Being able to see you is the whole reason we came.
    Being able to see you is why we came.
    The reason we came is to see you.

    #2 is not grammatical.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    #2 is not grammatical.
    IMO, it's not only not grammatical, it's not even English.


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    #7

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    IMO, it's not only not grammatical, it's not even English.

    Tarheel, welcome to the forums.
    Please note in your posts that you are not a teacher.

    People learning English make many grammatical mistakes. It's not very encouraging for them to be told that their efforts are "not even English." Clearly, it is English. It just has some problems.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #8

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    I am not a professional teacher. (I have always made that clear.)


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    #9

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    So, is it correct now?

    The reason I asked this question is to understand whether you know the answer.

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    #10

    Re: Are these correct or not ?

    Yes.
    You can also simply say "I asked this question to see whether you knew the answer."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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