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    The right use of "as to"

    Dear to whom it may concern,

    I'm completely confused about the right way of using "as to".
    I've recently written an Essay and used "as to" in the follwing sentence :
    "The reasons as to why the condition is getting worse will be reconsidered"
    My English teacher was perplexed and said there is no such a thing as what you've written.
    I would be grateful if you could help me out with this.

    Yours truthfully,
    Nikki Smith

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    #2

    Re: The right use of "as to"

    It's too wordy. You can just say:

    The reasons the condition is getting worse will be reconsidered.

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    Re: The right use of "as to"

    I agree with Tarheel, but you could leave in 'why' and delete 'as to'.

    However, your original sentence (but add a full stop) is grammatical.

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    #4

    Re: The right use of "as to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki Smith View Post
    Yours truthfully,
    If you are closing a letter, one phrase is 'Yours truly', not 'Yours truthfully'.

    Formal opening and closing phrases are not necessary in this forum.

    'Dear to whom it may concern' is not natural anywhere.

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    #5

    Re: The right use of "as to"

    Yes, sometimes People even feel it's ironical. I have a friend that is too polite, even in a pub, and people then think he is making fun of them.

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    #6

    Re: The right use of "as to"

    There is no situation in which you need to use "as to". You may easily ignore it.

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