It is considered that the best way to clarify this dilemma is to move from Spanish to English, since we, as Hispanics, sometimes are not very clear about when to use “why”? “Why” and “why” and why .
Ways of writing because in English
- Why : Why or the reason why
Because it is defined as a masculine noun equivalent to motive, cause or reason, and it tends to be written with an accent, since according to grammar it is a sharp word that ends in a vowel.
Furthermore, since it is a noun, it is generally used preceded by an article. In English, this why is why or the reason why . To facilitate the meaning of the word why, either all together or with an accent, it can be replaced by “the reason why”.
- I don’t understand the reason why for your behavior
- ITS has every reason why (Everything has its reason why)
- Why : Why
This why, it is about the sequential formation constituted by a preposition that is coupled with the exclamatory or interrogative expression what (it is a tonic word written with a diacritical accent, which serves to distinguish it from the conjunction what and the relative).
It is important to note that unlike the noun why, when the sequence why is formed, it cannot be replaced by words, such as motive, cause or reason.
- Why didn’t you attend my graduation on Saturday? (Why didn’t you attend my graduation on Saturday?)
- I don’t understand why you bothered? (I didn’t understand why you bothered?)
- Because : because or since similar as
This because it forms a conjunction , well known in English to respond with why, which corresponds to “Because”.
Sometimes the terms As and Because can be alternated, their meaning being the same. Noting that the difference between the two is that “as” means as, as much as or in the role of, in addition to because, its writing will depend on the context.
Its use also leads the answers that are given to questions with the term why. Example: Why didn’t you call me? Because I had no balance (Why didn’t you call me? Because I had no balance). This means that because will always be the way to answer the question why.
- I did not attend your celebration because I did not have suitable clothes
- The full is partial because there are still places
- Why : why or the reason why
Sometimes for is used according to the verb that conforms the sentence, especially in the following cases: when the preposition accompanies the relative pronoun that, that is, when a prefixed article is used (the one that, the one that).
- This is the reason why I insisted
- The reasons why I signed up. They were not necessary.
- We Do not have enough reason why you used that expression (We have no sufficient reason why used that expression )
- We do not want to tell the truth why we went there (not to say the truth why we went up there)