Those are the reasons for which they won't be here.

Those are the reasons because of which they won't be here.

I am wondering if in this context the two means the same thing. What about other contexts? Are these two only equivalent in this particular sentence? Why?


From a comment by Jason Bassford -

Neither sounds at all natural. Typically, it would be just those are the reasons they won't be there. Reasons normally are. (What is the reason?) You don't typically say that you do something because of a reason.

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  • @MatthewW: CW conversion of a comment to an answer is fine. – Nathan Tuggy Mar 6 '19 at 18:08

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