I have reasoned or I have reason?

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saleemabu

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dear ,

The correct form is : I have reasoned to"

the other form can be : I have ato or the plural
" Ihave many reasons to ............


with best wishes

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saleemabu

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dear ,

The correct form is : I have reasoned to"

the other form can be : I have ato or the plural
" Ihave many reasons to ............


with best wishes

Saleemabu
 

BobK

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dear ,

The correct form is : I have reasoned to" :cross:

the other form can be : I have ato or the plural
" Ihave many reasons to ............


with best wishes

Saleemabu

You can indeed say 'I have reason to...'. For example, 'I have reason to correct your mistake'. ;-)

You cannot say 'I have reasoned to' + <verb> (except perhaps in extremely unlikely contexts).

b

PS: Phonetic note (if you don't understand this, you can safely ignore it!)

If you could say 'I have reasoned to' + <verb>, the /d/ of "reasoned" would assimilate to the voicelessness of the /t/ of "to", so this is a reasonable mistake to make.
 
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