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Someone argued with me on this phrase.

The most important reason for studying abroad which helps to develop self confidence because you are always alone.

I told him this was a wrong sentence as the whole sentence before "because" seems to me as a subject without verb. and I corrected like this:

The most important reason of studying abroad is to develop self confidence...

am I right? Thank you in advance.

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I think they're both kind of clunky. Here's my take on your sentence:

The most important reason to study abroad is that it will help you develop self-confidence because you are always alone.

With the word reason, it's better to use the infinitive form of a verb and then introduce the actual reason using the construction is that.

As for the semantics, I'm not really sure what you mean by because you are always alone, to tell you the truth.

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