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Is there a reason why every example of leaving out one part of the phrase "the reason why" chooses to leave out why instead of reason?

That is the reason why I like reading novels.
That is the reason I like reading novels.
That is why I like reading novels.

All three usages seem to have the same meaning, yet every example so far of dropping one portion has dropped the why rather than the reason.

benroberts May 9, 2008, 8:05pm

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