Meaning of HYPOTHESIS in English
Scientists have proposed a bold ~.
▪ alternative , competing
These observations appear to support our working ~.
VERB + HYPOTHESIS
▪ construct , develop , form , formulate , have , make , present , propose , put forward , suggest
It is possible to make a ~ on the basis of this graph.
A number of hypotheses have been put forward.
▪ consider , discuss , evaluate , examine , test , test out
She used this data to test her ~
▪ confirm , prove , support
None of the hypotheses can be rejected at this stage.
HYPOTHESIS + VERB
▪ concern sth
Her ~ concerns the role of electromagnetic radiation.
▪ be based on sth
▪ predict sth
The ~ predicts that children will perform better on task A than on task B.
▪ propose sth , suggest sth
▪ on a/the ~
Her study is based on the ~ that language simplification is possible.
▪ ~ about
an interesting ~ about the development of language
▪ ~ concerning
a speculative ~ concerning the nature of matter
▪ ~ on
The results confirmed his ~ on the use of modal verbs.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012