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"The reason is that" vs. "the reason is because" [duplicate]

The reason we cannot go is [because/that] our car needs new tires. Which word to choose?
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Is "is that" grammatically correct? [duplicate]

Can the words "is" and "that" be used back-to-back in the following sentence? The reason I went to the store is that I ran out of milk. Similarly, can "is" and "...
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The reason was that...The reason was because [duplicate]

Curious to know what the correct way to answer this and which of the following are correct...not so correct but used...and totally wrong. What was the reason for her crying? What was the reason she ...
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The phrase "the reason has to be because XXX" [duplicate]

Husband asked, "Do you think it's true that men use 15,000 words a day and women use double?" The wife replied, "I think so, The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men....
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What does "8/7c" mean?

I just saw an update on Facebook saying: Watch Russell present LIVE at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards. Tonight at 8/7c on FOX. What does "8/7c" mean?
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Use of "because of"

In high school, the teacher told me that because is used to answer “why” question, as below: Why you are you using my shoes? I am using your shoes because I like them. However, the use of ...
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Is it correct to say "This requirement is because"

The following passage uses the phrase "This requirement is because". Is that correct usage? Modularization is a key requirement to manage the size and complexity of large ontologies that can be ...
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How should the following lines be worded? [closed]

I was reading over my partner's uni coursework before her final submission, and a paragraph she's written in the introduction was making me wonder whether it makes sense in the way that it's currently ...
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Term for the error in the reason is because

A common error is to say the reason is because instead of the reason is that. Is there an attested or unattested term for this kind of error? (I'll leave it open exactly what kind of error it is.) (...
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Is ‘the reason why’ somehow objectionable?

It has just come to my attention that some consider ‘the reason why’ ungrammatical or otherwise unfortunate. David Crystal mentions it in his introduction to Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English ...
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