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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Why’. Over 50 Sentences


Why — US. [waɪ], UK. [waɪ]

Main meanings:

  1. For what reason or purpose.
  2. An inquiry into the motive or justification behind an action or situation.
  3. Expressing surprise or disbelief.


10 simple sentences:

  • Why did it happen?
  • She explained why she’s late.
  • Tell me why you’re upset.
  • Why not try something new?
  • She can’t explain why.
  • He asked why she laughed.
  • This is why I love it.
  • Why did you do that?
  • Why you worry about it?
  • I don’t know why.


The sentences from movies:

That is why I’m here. – Tetris (2023)

Why would we say anything? – Cloverfield (2008)

Why, is he sick? – The Lion King (1994)

Why haven’t you gone over? – 1917 (2019)

Why did she cover the mirror? – The Nun (2018)

Why can’t you be beautiful like your sister? – A League of Their Own (1992)

Why would you say that? – A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Why not? – Yes Man (2008)

Why have you never told me? – The Wrath of Becky (2023)

But you know why? – Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Why are you waiting? – Dune (2021)

That is why Nobu likes you. – Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

You know why you don’t know? – Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Why haven’t I heard about it before? – Cars (2006)

Why does this always happen? – Magnolia (1999)

Vincent, why are you crying? – The Sixth Sense (1999)

That’s why they’ve sent you to me. – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Why would I leave? – Misery (1990)

You know why we are here? – The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Why don’t we just tow it all in? – Jaws (1975)

Why do you need us? – X-Men 2 (2003)

Why should they? – Home Alone (1990)

It’s why I’m aboard, sir. – Greyhound (2020)

Why does it have to be that one? – Showing Up (2022)

Why don’t you ask your boss? – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Maybe that’s why I like you, Tom. – Millers Crossing (1990)

I know why you pulled that trigger. – Gray Man (2022)

Why are you in my room? – Monsters University (2013)

God only knows why. – Titanic (1997)

Why are you helping me? – The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

I don’t know, why doesn’t it surprise you? – Blast from the Past (1999)

Why can’t they just load at Calais? – Dunkirk (2017)

It’s why you gave me your ship. – Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

That’s why you’ve got people, remember? – The Gentlemen (2020)

That’s why it’s going to work. – The Matrix (1999)

I don’t know why. – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Why wouldn’t I? – Divergent (2014)

Why would they think that? – Palm Springs (2020)

Okay, why don’t we wash up, Pop? – Logan (2017)

But I know why I’m here. – Pearl Harbor (2001)

Why don’t you grow up? – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Why, that’s I couldn’t possibly. – The Little Mermaid (1989)

That’s why you’re so smart. – Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Why don’t you have a seat, Jamie? – Blue Beetle (2023)

That is why you lose! – Transformers (2007)

So, that’s why you came to Tuco. – Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)