the reason to do something

novar

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Can I say so?
The reason I do/did this is/was the following.
The reason why I do/did this is/was the following.
 

emsr2d2

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Don't use "the reason why". "Why" is redundant there. The rest is OK except that it would end with a colon and then the reason. It's not a complete sentence as it stands so can't end with a full stop.
 
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