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What's the reason for a sandstorm?
What's the cause of a sandstorm?
You have a good cause of coming.
You have a good reason for coming.

A cause is that which produces a result. A reason is that which explains or justifies a result.

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Is the room large enough for you?
Is the room enough large for you?

Place the adverb enough after the word it qualifies and not before.

When enough is an adjective, it comes before the noun: We have enough food for six people.

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John's popular with his friends.
John's popular among his friends.
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Fiona always tells the truth.
Fiona always says the truth.
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Fiona always speaks the truth

Also to tell a lie (not to say a lie): He told me a lie.

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I have great confidence to you.
I have great confidence in you.

In confidence: Let me tell you something in confidence (= as a secret)

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