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    #1

    Explaining reasons

    Good afternoon,

    I have a small question regarding to usage.
    When I'm asked why I hold a certain view, is this answer correct:

    The reasons why I hold this view are social, economic, etc.


    And then I explain those social reasons.

    Is this correct? I couldn't find any similar sentences on the Internet, but for me it makes sense.

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    Re: Explaining reasons

    It is correct without "why".

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    #3

    Re: Explaining reasons

    Thanks for the quick response!

    Cheers.

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    #4

    Re: Explaining reasons

    The "reasons" are "the things which explain why ..." so it would be tautologous to add "why" after it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Explaining reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is correct without "why".
    I understand what you and ems are saying, but it's not wrong with 'why', is it?
    'that' would sound better, perhaps.

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    #6

    Re: Explaining reasons

    It may not be ungrammatical, but I would discourage it. "That" would be better, but it also unnecessary.

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