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valid reason

This page is about the collocation valid reason

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a reason that most people would find acceptable or believable

For example

  • Does she have a valid reason for not coming?

  • The government's reasons for regulating banks are perfectly valid.

Note:
A related collocation is "valid excuse"

Quick Quiz

If he has a valid reason for being late, he shouldn't

a. be honest

b. be forgiven

c. be punished

Contributor: Matt Errey