Why, why, why or why? Dictionary of doubts to write on the Internet

why or why

Why or why? Why or why? Why does it go together or separately? It wear accent mark? As with words there are, there or ay, the different forms of the word because and why they generate doubts regarding their use. Good proof of this is the number of spelling mistakes related to these four words that different users make on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. As we already did with the words go, fence, berry and balla, this time we will show the use of why, why, why and why and when it goes together, separated, with and without accent marks.

When to use because or why: does it go together or separate?

Although they may seem like words with the same meaning, the truth is that their use is intended to develop totally different functions. And it is that while the word because it is a conjunction , because it is nothing more than a combination of two words: a preposition and a relative pronoun or a subordinate conjunction .

Having astigmatism sucks because it's not that I don't see far or near, it's that my eyes don't focus at all because they're an asshole and everything is a blurry spot.

- Kiwi♀ (@lakiwi_xx) August 29, 2019

A good way to remember the use of why is separated is to replace the two words with the expression "by which" or "by which" . For example:

  • Maria was the reason we left the relationship in May.
  • Not studying was one of the reasons I failed.

Applied the transformation, the sentences are as follows:

  • Maria was the reason we left the relationship in May.
  • Not studying was one of the reasons I failed.

If we understand why as a combination of a preposition and a subordinate conjunction, its use is even clearer:

  • The decision why they did not take that path is that it was much longer.
  • The reason we left the relationship in May was Maria.

As for the word because, the causal conjunction is used to explain the reasons or causes of a certain action , which is accompanied by a verb. For example:

  • Sea water is blue because the sky is reflected in it.
  • Xiaomi raises its prices in Spain because VAT is included in the final value.

If it is a final conjunction, we can substitute the word for the expression "so that" . For example.

  • I did what I could to make you stay at my place.

The sentence with the applied transformation is as follows:

  • I did what I can for you to stay.

When to use why or why: does it have a tilde? Does it go together?

A similar case occurs with the words why or why. Both have an accent, yes, but the difference between one and the other is clear: while why is it used in interrogative sentences, why is it a noun that comes to replace the words reason and cause .

I don't fuck because the time has not come

- Suau (@OnEstaMimi) August 29, 2019

In the first case, all the sentences that begin with the aforementioned formula must go with the separate words. For example:

  • Why are you always late?
  • Why do you think I've been studying late?

It can also be used in sentences that act as indirect questions . For example:

  • Why the stars shine, nobody knows.
  • I don't think you know why I had to leave earlier.

If we use the noun why, it can be replaced by the words mentioned above. For example:

  • No one told me why the stars shine at night.
  • The cause of my being late was my mother.

If we substitute the two words for why, the sentences are as follows:

  • Nobody told me why the stars shine at night.
  • The reason I was late was my mother.

Examples of phrases with why, why, why and why

  • Why is everything written together and with a tilde? Because it designates a reason and it is a noun.
  • Because you leave me? Because it hurt you, you don't have a reason to do it.