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For example: "The reason for you to be in jail is you murdered someone"

If I want to verify it, how can I state it as a question?

"Is the reason for you to be in jail you murdered someone?"

this sound a little weird but is that true?

By the way, I don't want to ask it like I know nothing, like: "What is the reason....?"

Thanks in advance

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I would add one word to what you have:

Is the reason for you to be in jail that you murdered someone?

The statement can also be expressed that way:

The reason for you to be in jail is that you murdered someone.

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I think it is better to ask

Are you in jail because you murdered someone?

In the end, it is more important to retain the correct meaning rather than the correct wording.

  • I would like to accept this one as a solution too but I can only have one :( But I really liked the way you think – Charlie Oct 8 '14 at 23:48
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You might say:

Is it murder the reason why you've been arrested/put in jail?

Have you been put in jail because you murdered somebody?

Are you in jail because you've been charged with murder?

Are you in jail because you've murdered someone?

As a matter of fact there are several ways to say that and some will certainly fit what you're looking for.

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