offer an explanation

This page is about the collocation offer an explanation

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to explain why something was done

For example

  • The company hasn't offered any explanation for its decision to close the factory.

  • The players still haven't been offered a satisfactory explanation as to why their coach was sacked.

Note:
Often used in formal or written statements.

Quick Quiz

The government offered an explanation, but most people

a. didn't believe it

b. didn't explain it

c. didn't offer it

Contributor: Matt Errey