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    responsible for

    Dear friends,

    Please look at me sentence:

    "The original signal includes multiscale components responsible for the regular part of the Earth's geomagnetic field"

    I think the sentence reads pretty well, but the dictionary (Collins Cobuild) says the following: "If someone or something is responsible for a particular event or situation, they are the cause of it or they can be blamed for it." In my sentence no one is to blame and that's why I'm not sure "responsible for" is stylistically correct. What do you think?

    It's possible, of course, to say otherwise:

    1) "The original signal includes multiscale components reflecting the regular part of the Earth's geomagnetic field"

    2) "The original signal includes multiscale components characterizing the regular part of the Earth's geomagnetic field"

    However I'm interested to know about "responsible for" to use it correctly.

    Thanks

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    Re: responsible for

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Dear friends,

    Please look at me sentence:

    "The original signal includes multiscale components responsible for the regular part of the Earth's geomagnetic field"

    I think the sentence reads pretty well, but the dictionary (Collins Cobuild) says the following: "If someone or something is responsible for a particular event or situation, they are the cause of it or they can be blamed for it." In my sentence no one is to blame and that's why I'm not sure "responsible for" is stylistically correct. What do you think? The definition is too limited.

    It's possible, of course, to say otherwise:

    1) "The original signal includes multiscale components reflecting the regular part of the Earth's geomagnetic field"

    2) "The original signal includes multiscale components characterizing the regular part of the Earth's geomagnetic field"

    However I'm interested to know about "responsible for" to use it correctly.

    Thanks
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