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    risk/ hazard

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether the following sentence are acceptable to your discriminating taste.

    At the risk of being ridiculed and insulted again, as an inquisitive person, I have another question?

    It was a risk to enter this hazardous area.

    Advantages outweigh the risks.

    I was in risk of loosing my life.

    My reputation was at hazard.

    I was aware that I was taking hazards but there was no way back.

    I should do it at all hazards.

    The job was full of hazards.

    Nothing venture, nothing gains.

    I canít take any chances.

    He has to run the risk of being outvoted.

    The only time when she risked losing everything was when she was with her boss Liberty Baker.

    She risked their turning against her.

    He risked $50 on the horse race and lost it all.

    When a sick man leaves all for nature to do, he hazards much.

    If you get in a car accident or have battery failure, your hazard lights may not work. Having a separate battery source to run the hazard lights solves the problem stated above.

    Living alone can be hazardous to your health.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: risk/ hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    The advantages outweigh the risks.
    I was in risk of loosing my life.This sounds unnatural to me. I'd go for 'at risk'.
    My reputation was at hazard. I would definitely say 'at risk'.
    I was aware that I was taking hazards but there was no way back. I feel that we can take hazards, not risks.
    I should do it at all hazards. No. 'at all costs'
    Nothing ventured, nothing gainsed.
    When a sick man leaves all for nature to do, he hazards much. OK, but it sounds dated to me.
    I've given my personal views, Vil. The others sound fine to me.

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