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    account for

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the phrasal verb in bold in the following sentences?

    How can you account for the fact that the capacity of the movies for doing good has been questioned?

    account for = explain reason for

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    Re: account for

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the phrasal verb in bold in the following sentences?

    How can you account for the fact that the capacity of the movies for doing good has been questioned?

    account for = explain reason for

    V.
    Yes, but you don't need "reason for". "Explain" will suffice.

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