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    Smile accountability V.S. responsibility

    Dear all,

    Could someone nicely taught me the difference between "accountability" and "responsibility"? Thank you very much! ^^


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    Re: accountability V.S. responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by tanencas View Post
    Dear all,

    Could someone nicely taught me the difference between "accountability" and "responsibility"? Thank you very much! ^^
    accountability - Definition of accountability - online dictionary powered by PowerVocabularyBuilder.com


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    Re: accountability V.S. responsibility

    I know that one is synonym for another, but there must be some difference bwtween them. So,could you, or someone else, give me some exclusive examples for "acountability" and "responsiblity" in which one word can not be replaced by another. Thank you. ^^

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    Re: accountability V.S. responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by tanencas View Post
    Dear all,

    Could someone nicely tell me the difference between "accountability" and "responsibility"? Thank you very much! ^^
    He took responsibility for his actions. (You can't use "accountability" there.)

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    Re: accountability V.S. responsibility

    Dear all,

    "http://www.talkbiz.com/digest/emt11.html"

    This site gives statisfying answer for me and I want to share it with you all.

    In short, "responsibility" can be shared while "accountability" cannot be shared. ^^

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    Re: accountability V.S. responsibility

    I am not a teacher.

    Accountability and responsibility cannot always be interchanged.

    EG. As administrative assistant to the treasurer of the company, it is my responsibility to issue payments of accounts as instructed by the treasurer. The treasurer is accountable to the board of directors for all expenses which he/she instructs me to pay.

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