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    Please check out the following sentences.
    Are they acceptable? Which is better?

    (1) In stead of pinning the fault on others, the governmental officer takes the entire responsibilities.

    (2) In stead of blaming the other people's fault, the governmental officer takes the entire responsibilities.

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    Re: pin on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.
    Are they acceptable? Which is better?

    (1) Instead of pinning the blame on others, the governmental officer takes the (entire) responsibility. ("fault" is not correct there)

    (2) Instead of blaming the other people 's fault, the governmental officer takes the (entire) responsibility.
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    Re: pin on

    I would say it sounds more idiomatic to talk of someone taking full responsibility. Also without the definite article 'the'.

    Take the blame [for something].
    Take [full] responsibility [for something].

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    Re: pin on

    Quote Originally Posted by hotmetal View Post
    I would say it sounds more idiomatic to talk of someone taking full responsibility. Also without the definite article 'the'.

    Take the blame [for something].
    Take [full] responsibility [for something].
    I agree.

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