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    #1

    to blame for

    Hello!

    Somebody is being accused. What would be the correct sentence?

    You are not to blame for.

    You are not to be blamed for.

    Cheers,
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    #2

    Re: to blame for

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    "You are not to blame."

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    #3

    Re: to blame for

    If you want to use "for" in the sentence, you will have to follow it with what it is for which they are blameless.

    You are not to blame.
    You are not to blame for the problems in our marriage.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: to blame for

    Thank you!

    I got the sentence from a song, and I believe the complement after 'for' is not use for it's implied.

    Reckoner, can't take it with you
    Disavow the pleasure.
    You are not to blame for
    Bittersweet distractors
    Dare not speak his name
    Dedicated to all you, all your needs



    Read more: Radiohead - Reckoner Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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    #5

    Re: to blame for

    Don't use song lyrics to help you with English grammar. The lyrics are written so that they fit the rhythm and the rhyme - the writers don't consider how grammatical or otherwise they are.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: to blame for

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Thank you!

    I got the sentence from a song, and I believe the complement after 'for' is not use for it's implied.

    Reckoner, can't take it with you
    Disavow the pleasure.
    You are not to blame for
    Bittersweet distractors
    Dare not speak his name
    Dedicated to all you, all your needs



    Read more: Radiohead - Reckoner Lyrics | MetroLyrics
    In my opinion, "Bittersweet Distractions" is the object of the preposition "for".

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    #7

    Re: to blame for

    I knew that was something ommited after that 'for'.

    Thank you.

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    Re: to blame for

    It's "omitted".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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