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    Risk/gamble/ hazard

    Hi
    I've come across the following sentence in the course book and it wants the students to find the one that's not possible.
    Moving abroad without a job can be a bit of a risk/gamble/hazard.
    The answer is "hazard". Could you please kindly tell me if it's just a matter of collocation here? Because to me "hazard" also makes sense.
    Thanks a million.
    Last edited by moonlike; 28-Jun-2012 at 10:18. Reason: a typo
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    Re: Risk/gamble/ hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    I've come across the following sentence in the course book and it wants the students to find the one that's not possible.
    Moving abroad without a job cab be a bit of a risk/gamble/hazard.
    The answer is "hazard". Could you please kindly tell me if it's just a matter of collocation here? Because to me "hazard" also makes sense.
    Thanks a million.
    A hazard is usually a physical danger, something which might cause an accident, like a slippery floor or something. For me, "risk" and "gamble" are fine, but "hazard" doesn't work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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