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    reason for why/reason why

    Hello everyone,

    I have a doubt on the necessity of preposition in the following sentence:

    Canadians who responded to the 2010 Census gave various reasons for why they made a donation to charity.

    Is the preposition for required here, or should it be removed?

    As always, your help would be much appreciated.

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    Re: reason for why/reason why

    I would change the end to "reasons for giving a donation to charity".
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 17-Nov-2015 at 08:17. Reason: added puctuation

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    Re: reason for why/reason why

    I'd say: Canadians who responded to the 2010 Census gave various reasons for making a donation to charity.

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    Re: reason for why/reason why

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMelange View Post
    Is the preposition for required here, or should it be removed?
    I think it should be omitted if followed by a why clause.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: reason for why/reason why

    Thank you, Mike and Piscean. Your sentences are definitely better.

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    Re: reason for why/reason why

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it should be omitted if followed by a why clause.
    Mathew, that is exactly what I think, but I am not completely sure, and I would like to know that.

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