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    #1

    I blame the increase in violent crime on television.

    Hello!
    What's the meaning of the phrase "I blame the increase in violent crime on television"?
    Does it mean I think that:
    - The increase in violent crime occurs because more violent acts are shown on TV?
    - I disapprove of the increase of acts of violence shown on TV?

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    Re: I blame the increase in violent crime on television.

    The first. "To blame x on y" means to state that y caused x.
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    Re: I blame the increase in violent crime on television.

    However, I do think the second one is also could be implicitly implied, although the first is of course the intended meaning.
    Last edited by Skrej; 22-Jul-2016 at 19:04. Reason: rephrasing
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