Would you please give me the synonyms I can use for "account for" in the following sentence? (I need to prepare for IELTS task 1 and haven't found such a list in any related books yet.)
Describing a segment from a pie chart:
Social networking is the most favoured activity for the group, accounting for 24% of their time on the Internet.
How about 'making up"?
Thanks for the useful replies. Can I also use "form"and "constitute"? For example, can a particular activity, in a pie chart, form/constitute 40% of[...]?
Yes, those are the symnonyms.
I am not a teacher.
I think 'occupying 24% of...' is also understandable, but I am not a teacher.