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The reason I went to the store was to buy bananas.
Why I went to the store was to buy bananas.
Besides being just plain awkward, is there a grammatical reason the second sentence is wrong?
(I realize that "I went to the store to buy bananas." is even better. I am trying to understand the part of speech and usage issues surrounding the use of "Why" in the second sentence.)
I agree it sounds awkward, but I don't see a grammatical error in that construction.