147/06/16 How to Use the Word “REASON”


Reason can be followed by why… or that
      The reason why I came here was to be with my family.
      The main reason why he lost his job was that he was drank.
      Do you know the reason that they’re closing the factory?

In an informal style, why/that is often left out.
      The reason she doesn’t like me is that I make her nervous.
      The reason I’m asking is that I’m short of money.

The normal preposition after reason is for.
      What’s the real reason for your depression? (NOT …reason of your depression?)

Some people consider it incorrect to use a because-clause as complement after reason (as in Sorry I’m late – the reason is because I overslept.)