1.absence from 缺席,不在
His long absence from work delayed his promotion.
2. absence of 缺乏
In the absence of my commanding officer, I acted on my own initiative.
In the absence of their teacher the class was in a state of anarchy.
3. access to ……的入口,通路
The only access to the farmhouse is across the fields.
She was forbidden access to the club.
4. acquaintance with 相识,了解
I have only a nodding acquaintance with Japanese.
The guide has some acquaintance with Italian.
5. action on sth 对……的作用
Evidences of glacial action on the rocks
6. addition to sth 增加
She is a beautiful addition to the family.
Can we finance the addition to our home?
7. admission to /into 进入,入(场,学,会)
How does one gain admission to the Buckingham Palace?
Admission to British universities depends on examination results.
8. admission of sth 承认
His admission of guilt surprised everyone.
The write of the letter is ipso facto an admission of guilt.
9. advance in 改进,进步
An advance in genetic engineering.
To advance in years.
10. advantage over 优于……的有利条件
Now we have won an advantage over the enemy.
11. affection for/towards 爱,喜欢
Yearby year their affection for each other grew stronger.
He felt great affection for his sister.
12. answer to ……的答案
The answer to his problem was staring him in the face.
Do you know the answer to this question?
13. anxiety for sth 渴望
His anxiety for knowledge is to be praised.
14. apology to sb for sth 道歉
He made an apology to me for hurting my feelings.
At last we convicted him of his errors and made him offer an apology to her.
15. appeal to sb for sth 恳求,呼吁
The company is prepared to trade off its up-market image against a stronger appeal to teenage buyers.
His lawyer decided to take an appeal to a higher court.
16. appeal for 魅力,吸引力
Does jazz hold any appeal for you?
The radio operator sent (out) an appeal for help to headquarters.
17. appetite for 对……的欲望
Reading travel brochures whets one's appetite for a holiday.
Why don't you go for a walk? It'll give you an appetite for your lunch.
18. application of 把……应用于……
application of microwave energy
application of computers in chemistry
19. approach to 类似,办法,通道
Her approach to the job lacks purpose.
She is extremely professional in her approach to her job.
20. argument against 赞成/反对……的理由
There are strong arguments against these measures.
21. arrangement for 对……的安排
We hatched all the arrangement for the dance.
We are busy in making arrangement for Christmas.
22. attack on 对……的进攻,评击,如：
Ann then sailed in with a furious attack on the chairman.
She made a vehement attack on the government's policies.
23. attempt at 尝试,企图,如：
A halfhearted attempt at writing a novel.
My first attempt at a chocolate cake tasted horrible.
24. attention to 对……的注意
A teacher can't give individual attention to each pupil if his class is large.
I hope you will pay attention to this problem.
25. attraction for 对……的吸引力
Do you feel any attraction for this book?
The television has little attraction for me.