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reasonable explanation

This page is about the collocation reasonable explanation

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an explanation that most people can accept or believe

For example

  • I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for what happened.

  • If he can't come up with a reasonable explanation, we'll have to fire him.

Note:
A related collocation is "reasonable excuse"

Quick Quiz

The judge said my explanation was reasonable, so she found me

a. guilty

b. not guilty

c. reasonably guilty

Contributor: Matt Errey