reason is a noun meaning 'the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments logically' or 'a statement offered in explanation or justification of a belief or action.' It is a common noun, describing something general rather than specific.
1. 'Having a good reason is essential for making an argument.'
2. 'The reason for her unhappiness was her broken relationship.'
3. 'They gave no reason for their sudden departure.'
in the second sentence, reason can also be a synonym for cause. In other words, you can use this word to describe the source or origin of any incident or event. Additionally, when reason is used as a noun, it is generally preceded by 'the.'
reason is a verb meaning 'to think logically in order to form conclusions, judgments, or inferences' or 'to offer someone an explanation or excuse for something.' This is a transitive verb, which means that it requires a direct object.
1. 'I think you should reason with him instead of yelling at him.'
2. 'She reasoned out her plan of action before executing it.'
3. 'We reasoned where we should go for vacation.'
remember that this verb does not apply to emotional or instinctive behavior. You can only reason with one another if both parties have logical thought processes.