Have you ever written “the reason is because” or
its variation “it is because”? If your answer is yes, you can cut
words for redundancy. To be redundant is to use more words (and
mainly repeated words of similar meanings) in your expression.
The expression “the reason is because” has
entered the language as a piece, thus the temptation to use it.
Beware using “stock” or commonplace phrases in your writing. More
often than not they represent bad usage.
Since “because” is a reason, there is no need to
identify it as such.
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