What is another word for why and wherefore?

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[ wˌa͡ɪ and wˈe͡əfɔː], [ wˌa‍ɪ and wˈe‍əfɔː], [ w_ˌaɪ_ a_n_d w_ˈeə_f_ɔː]

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The why and wherefore Clauses

We use the why and wherefore clauses all the time without realizing it. Sometimes they are called hedges, but they serve a much more important purpose than that.

A why clause gives information about the reason for something. For instance, "why did you turn left when you should have turned right?" asks for information about the decision-making process that led to the turn. The wherefore clause determines whether something happened as a result of something else. For instance, "wherefore did the chicken cross the road?" asks why the chicken crossed the road.

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