Let's say someone asked me why I couldn't make it to his party last night. Which response sounds more natural?

  1. It's because I was sick.

  2. It was because I was sick.

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    It would be far more natural not to include It is or It was at all. And I'd be prepared to bet money if you could analyse a representative sample of responses to "Why didn't you come to my party?", most of them wouldn't even include the word because. People would naturally just reply I was sick. Mar 14 at 11:43


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