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    #1

    an answer (to) why

    Hello,

    - This could be an answer to why you won't hire me.

    Is 'to' necessary before 'why'? I tried to write a sentence but I cannot decide whether or not I should put it.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: an answer (to) why

    Can you supply a context?

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    Re: an answer (to) why

    Let us say that I am 45 years old and have no much experience. When the manager says that his company needs younger entrepreneurs, I say:

    - This could be an answer to why you won't hire me.



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    #4

    Re: an answer (to) why

    That works for me.

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    #5

    Re: an answer (to) why

    Thanks, but my question was can I omit 'to'?

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    #6

    Re: an answer (to) why

    In my opinion, no.

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    #7

    Re: an answer (to) why

    In my opinion, you should sue him for age discrimination.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: an answer (to) why

    I agree that you can't omit 'to'. The question or the puzzle is "Why you won't hire me", or "Why won't you hire me?"
    The answer has to be an answer to the question/puzzle.

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