Grammar Patterns

N to-inf

The 'reason' group

These nouns refer to reasons for doing something. We include here disincentive, which refers to a reason for not doing something.
The Government must get rid of this disincentive to save.
She was not in the least cold, but she'd had to find some excuse to get away.
Some players are paid fees as inducements to win big games.
Orr says there's no reason to believe that any school employees have engaged in wrongdoing.
  • bribe
  • cause
  • disincentive
  • encouragement
  • excuse
  • impetus
  • incentive
  • inducement
  • inspiration
  • motivation
  • reason
  • temptation
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