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jasonlulu_2000

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--Mike was fired from the company?

-- What for? He is always working hard and easy-going.

Is "what for?" used naturally in this conversation? Is" How come?" more suitable in this case?

Thanks for your help!

Jason
 

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'What for?' - 'for what reason?' - is fine.
 

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"How come?" is rarely, if ever, more suitable than the alternatives. It's very casual and informal.
 
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