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explain in English:

1. to sb to sb

English word "explain"(to sb) occurs in sets:

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2. account for account for

I have no idea how I can account for my strange behavior.
The increase in carbon dioxide emissions may account for changes in the climate.
A number of factors account for the differences between the two scores.
The Federal Reserve had to account for the USD 13 trillion spent to bail out the banks.
When you’re the treasurer of a club you have to account for every penny spent.
Why didn't you account for your absence?
That would account for all her meningeal symptoms - rash, fever.
Greek Olives account for a lot of World's production
Electronic goods account for over 30% of our exports.
1) I hope you can account for the money you spent! 2) The goverment must account for its new policy. 3) Oh well, that accounts for it (I understand now why it happened)
The job of the treasurer is to account for every penny that is earned or spent. How do you account for their strange behavior? These useless catalogs account for at least half the mail we get every day.
You will be brought before the disciplinary panel to account for your behaviour.
The suspect couldn't account for his time that night.
Subsidies from local authorities account for 3/4 of our budget.
In traditional costing systems direct labour an direct material costs account for the largest proportion of costs.

English word "explain"(account for) occurs in sets:

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3. CLEAR something UP CLEAR something UP

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4. make an idea or situation clear to others make an idea or situation clear to others

English word "explain"(make an idea or situation clear to others) occurs in sets:

Most common verbs 101 - 150

5. elucidate elucidate

This is a mystery that has really been extremely hard to elucidate
elucidate the broader problem

6. expound expound

The article expounds the virtues of a healthy diet. When asked to expound, he had no comment
I could not expound on the pros and cons of two competitive technologies.

7. delineate delineate

You have to delineate boundaries for your personal space.
Liberty must be firmly and clearly delineated.

8. inexplicably inexplicably

Yet, inexplicably, the sport has not been recognized as an offcial sport in the Olympics
He was inexplicably released before the start of the next season.

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Word Formation (Year 3)

9. to tell someone about something in a way that is clear or easy to understand

10. that

Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.
That is intriguing.
It is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.
Nobody knew that Tom was the person who contributed most of the money.
It's unlikely that anyone other than Tom would be interested in buying this.
That village has changed a lot from how it was 10 years ago.
It was not until I got off the bus that I realized I had left my umbrella.
I like to feel sad. I know that most people try to avoid any kind of sad feeling. But I think that is wrong.
The other day when I stopped by at a friend's house, it wasn't my friend that came out of the front door, but her husband.
How are you and your wife doing, now that the birds have all flown the coop?
It's my fault that the cake was burned. I was talking on the phone and didn't notice the time.
I've been so busy this past week that I've hardly had time to relax.
That girl couldn't take things down in longhand, let alone shorthand.
A study reports that 53,000 Americans die each year as a result of secondhand smoke.
The government will provide interest-free loans to firms that participate in the program.

11. shed light on

Investigators hope to shed light on what started the fire.

English word "explain"(shed light on) occurs in sets:

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12. explanation

Experts have failed to come up with an explanation of why the explosion happened.
Don't hesitate to ask questions if you don't understand my explanation.
A very brief warning or explanation is enough for an intelligent person.
You're wasting your time with all this needless repetition so spare us the long-winded explanation.
My father always found simple explanation to every difficult thing.
Other things being equal, the simplest explanation is the best.
provide an explanation
The Prime Minister's explanation of the scandal just wouldn't wash with the public.
Admittedly, models of hegemonic order cannot provide an explanation for all observed successful bargaining strategies.
How many times have I explained to you that your explanation is most unconvincing?
This book aims to provide an explanation of modern Japanese grammar that is as systematic and as easily understood as possible.
Your explanation sounds plausible, but it just doesn't hold water.
Maggie continued to give Peter an explanation of her department. / I'm sure there's an explanation for this. / I don't think so, but there has to be some explanation.
The explanation below was achieved by comparing and contrasting a variety of different theories.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

English word "explain"(explanation) occurs in sets:

Word formation nouns

13. to

Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.

English word "explain"(to) occurs in sets:

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14. explained that

He explained that the volcano was no. longer active.
1. "The organisation helps the homeless." 2. He explained that the organisation helped the homeless.

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Reported speech

15. make something clear