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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122506: Vocabulary: explaining
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    Vocabulary: explaining


    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                                                 

     Inexplicable 

     Unaccountable 

     Groundless= with no rational basis


      


     Because of 

     On account of

     Owing to 

     In view of

     In view of the fact that   = considering

     Seeing that 

     From fear/ despair 

     Out of fear/ despair              

     Considering 

     Since

     Due to  Therefore 
     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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    1. «Oh! You know that theory! Then, you should because I really don’t understand it!»



    2. We must be very careful not to facts and only consider evidence



    3. This meeting was planned to the present situation of our marketing department and try to find solutions with our partners.



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