reason because : Common Errors in English

About reason because

We often hear people say things like, “the reason there’s a hole in thescreen door is because I tripped over the cat on my way out.” The phrase“is because” should be “is that.” If you wanted to use “because,” thesentence should be phrased, “There’s a hole in the screen door because Itripped over the cat.” “The reason being is” should be simply “thereason being.” The similarly redundant commonexpression “the reason why” is generally regarded as standard now, although some people still object to it.
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