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    Question Phrase

    Could someone help me?

    In this phrase, should I say "Before printing, think in your responsAbility with the Environment and the commitment with Costs" or should I use responsIbility?

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: Phrase

    responsibility - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    What about something a tad more simple, like:
    Before printing, think about the costs, both to the company and to the environment.


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    Smile Re: Phrase

    Oh yes! I know that.

    I can`t change this phrase, cause this is a slogan. I was wondering if it was correct, so I tried my dictionary Babylon and after that dictionary.com.

    the babylon gave me: responsability costs= (meaning in portuguese) but I thought it was too weird due to the fact that the dic only gave me 1 result, that`s why I tried dictionary.com and this didn`t gave me even one answer, so I came to here.

    I just want to know whether "responsability" exist?

    Tnx a lot!
    Last edited by mlapolla; 17-Aug-2007 at 21:08.

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    Re: Phrase

    Responsability is either a typographical error, or a speech error (that is, the vowel sound represented by the letter <a> is schwa, a reduced vowel, as in the sound of <e> in the house. Speakers hear schwa and so they might write <a>). In any case, responsability is an error. The correct spelling is responsibility.


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    Re: Phrase

    As I expected!!!
    Thank you very much once again!!!
    Last edited by mlapolla; 20-Aug-2007 at 22:53.

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