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Question #4499 posted on 03/26/2004 12:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was talking to my mom the yesterday about a class I'm taking, Modern American Usage (ELang 322). I mentioned that the phrase "reason is because" annoys me to no end, and she said that once she saw it used in the Book of Mormon. Do you know where that is?
- Saraband, who knows it isn't necessarily nonstandard (but it's still annoying!)

A: Dear Saraband,

Nope. According to a scripture search on lds.org, the phrase "reason is because" does not occur anywhere in the Book of Mormon. In fact, it doesn't show up in ANY of the Standard Works. You win.

~Eowyn, whose current pet peeve is "A.M. in the morning"