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    for good reason

    What does underlined part mean?

    Stress is a common concern of young and old for good reason.

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    Re: for good reason

    It means there's a good reason (justification) for considering stress a concern.
    Where did you find that sentence?

    Also, can you see which word is missing from your question below?
    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    What does underlined part mean?

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    Re: for good reason

    Source: Top Notch 3
    Was the sentence wrong?
    I couldn’t find the meaning in any dictionaries.
    I missed: “the”.
    The underlined part.

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    Re: for good reason

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    Source: Top Notch 3
    Was the sentence wrong?
    I would have expected "for young and old".

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    I couldn’t find the meaning in any dictionaries.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/for+good+reason

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    I missed: “the”.
    That's right. Do you know why it's required?

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    Re: for good reason

    I would have expected "for young and old".
    I looked up some dictionaries to be sure if "of" could be used appropriately or not. But, all of them used "for". I thought books couldn't make such mistakes though, so I memorized the sentence with "of".

    Your definition is much better than the link's.

    That's right. Do you know why it's required?
    Because we already know which part we are talking about. It is obvious for us.


    May I ask why did you use "would + have + pp"? What does "would" mean here?

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    Re: for good reason

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I would have expected "for young and old".
    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    May I ask why did you used "would + have + pp"? What does "would" mean here?
    Teechar's phrase follows the unspoken "If I had considered this before...."
    I am not a teacher.

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