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Everybody has to EXPLAIN something, or explain oneself... Parents explain things to their kids, teachers to their students, managers to their employees... Politicians try to explain their ideas in order to convince citizens...
There are also many link words or "tool" words which are used to explain, justify, demonstrate... Here are, to help you, some words and expressions that you should know, or recognize when used.
To explain something TO someone To demonstrate
|To explain stg TO someone||To explain oneself|
|An explanation||To demand an explanation|
|To seek an explanation||To give an account of|
|To interpret stg as stg||To misinterpret stg|
To shed (shed, shed) light on something Unaccountable/ inexplicable
|To describe||A description|
|To clarify||To elucidate|
|To shed light on (I shed, shed)||To demonstrate|
|Groundless= with no rational basis|
On account of
In view of
In view of the fact that = considering
From fear/ despair
Out of fear/ despair
|Thanks to||According to|
|For fear of||By means of|
|On (the) grounds of *||On the pretext/ on the pretence of|
* on financial/ family grounds/ for financial/ family reasons
A FEW EXPRESSIONS:
- That's why it happened...
- It all arises from the fact that...
- It's all a question of...
- it has to do with...
- The thing is...
- It depends on...
- I reasoned that...
Here you are. You don't have to remember them all... but you'll get used to most of them.
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