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    Blame/to blame

    L. G. Alexander says in his LONGMAN ENGLISH GRAMMAR:

    Who is to blame/to be blamed?

    Do the two constructions mean the same thing? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Blame/to blame

    He was blamed = People said he was responsible (but this may be incorrect)
    He was to blame = he was definitely responsible

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    Re: Blame/to blame

    Thanks a lot, Tdol.

    Could you tell me further what is the difference between 'Who is to blame?' and 'Who is to be blamed?'

    Thank you again.
    Last edited by joham; 01-Dec-2010 at 04:12. Reason: Wording changed.

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