offer an explanation

This page is about the collocation offer an explanation

collocation pattern: verb + noun


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.

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