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    #1

    The company refused to accept any blame for the damage.

    Is there any difference (in the meaning) between #1 and #2?


    1. The company refused to accept any blame for the damage.

    2.
    The company didn't take responsibility for the damage.

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    #2

    Re: The company refused to accept any blame for the damage.

    Sentence 1 means the company had the opportunity to accept blame and didn't. Sentence 2 covers that possibility plus the case where the company was unaware of the damage.
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    #3

    Re: The company refused to accept any blame for the damage.

    There's always a difference in meaning between different forms.

    Normally, take responsibility suggests do something, (in this case, perhaps: to amend the damage.)

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