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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    with and without article

    He carried the main part of responsibility.
    He carried the main part of the responsibility.
    If the second sentence is incorrect, please tell me why.

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    #2

    Re: with and without article

    It's OK.

    The first is wrong.

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    #3

    Re: with and without article

    This would be more natural: He carried the bulk of the responsibility. It's an idiom that works well here.
    I am not a teacher.

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