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    Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    Hi there,
    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.

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    'taking up'

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    How about 'making up"?

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    comprising

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    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[...]?

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    Yes, those are the symnonyms.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    I think 'occupying 24% of...' is also understandable, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Any synonyms for "account for", please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    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[...]?
    I would not use forming.

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