...do not know the reason why one always faces..

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Karen123456

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There are many people who do not know the reason why one always faces relationship problems, financial problems or health problems repeatedly.


Is 'reason' redundant?


Thanks.
 
  • Cagey

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    To me, 'reason' seems redundant, and I would not use reason and why together in that context. For me, it would be:
    There are many people who do not know why one always faces relationship problems.


    However, there are people who disagree with me. Possibly some of them will respond to this thread.
    You could also read: the reason/the reason why/the reason for why/ the reason that

    ('Always' and 'repeatedly' also strike me as redundant. I would use one or the other, but not both. 'Repeatedly' probably expresses more precisely what you mean.)
     
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