Reason....that

Reason....that


The “reason that" is used to create a kind of package which separates the effect content so that emphasis can be placed on the cause at the end of the sentence.

E.g.

The reason that Semester 1 students could not score high marks in this test is because they did not study hard for it.

Or, The reason that I could not attend the party was because of my illness.

You can either say "the reason that" or "the reason why" when you want to explain the reason.

E.g.

The reason that he came first in class is because he is a diligent student.

Or, The reason why he came first in class is because he is a diligent student.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. The reason that fish is good for health is because of the omega-3 fatty acids it contains.

b. The reason that fish is good for health is the omega-3 fatty acids it contains.

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ANSWER: a. The reason that fish is good for health is because of the omega-3 fatty acids it contains.



2.
a. The reason that he chose to eat chicken was because he prefers it to vegetables.

b. The reason that he chose to eat chicken was because he prefers then to vegetables.
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ANSWER: a. The reason that he chose to eat chicken was because he prefers it to vegetables.



3.

a. The reason why he wanted to learn to play the guitar was because he had the instrument at home.

b. The reason why he wanting to learn to play the guitar was because he had the instrument at home.

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ANSWER: a. The reason why he wanted to learn to play the guitar was because he had the instrument at home.



4.
a. The reason that she ordering lemon tea was because she wanton to refresh herself.

b. The reason that she ordered lemon tea was because she wanted to refresh herself.

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ANSWER: b. The reason that she ordered lemon tea was because she wanted to refresh herself.



5.
a. The reason why you must climb the ladder slowly is because it might breaking if you rush.

b. The reason why you must climb the ladder slowly is because it might break if you rush.

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ANSWER: b. The reason why you must climb the ladder slowly is because it might break if you rush.


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