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    answer on vs answer for ,answer to or answer

    1)"Blair aides now acknowledge there is a case to answer on the failure to find the weapons, but they're being coy about just how far he will go."

    Would there need to be "to answer for" for " to answer on"? Can I use "to answer on a question" for "answer to/a question"?

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    Re: answer on vs answer for ,answer to or answer

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"Blair aides now acknowledge there is a case to answer on the failure to find the weapons, but they're being coy about just how far he will go."

    Would there need to be "to answer for" for " to answer on"? Can I use "to answer on a question" for "answer to/a question"?
    They acknowledge that there is a case to answer, on the failure to find the weapons, but they are being coy about it.

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    Re: answer on vs answer for ,answer to or answer

    As to whether I can use "to answer on a question" for "to answer to/a question", wouldl it be grammatical?

    "Well, in -- in most cases -- and, Bob, this is the last question I'm going to answer on this." Would it mean here "about this" or "to this"?

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