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    provide... for your use of

    Hi,everyone. Please tell me if there is anything wrong with this sentence which I have just used at the end of my letter to a foreign friend:
    Is there a company reponsible for providing hot water for your use of washing machines and other appliances in this cold weather?
    Although I know my friend will not miss the meaning of the sentence, I am not sure of the structure of the underlined part. Can I say "provide hot water for your use of ..."? How do native speakers of English express this idea?
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    Richard

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    #2

    Re: provide... for your use of

    How about:

    Is there a company reponsible to provide hot water for your washing machine and other appliances during this cold weather?

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    Re: provide... for your use of

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    How about:

    Is there a company reponsible to provide hot water for your washing machine and other appliances during this cold weather?
    Thanks. But my dictionary tells me that we can only use "responsible for something or doing something" or "responsible to somebody". Are you sure that we can also say "responsible to do something"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: provide... for your use of

    Is there a company reponsible for providing hot water for your washing machines and other appliances in this cold weather?

    This is ok. 'Responsible for' is correct.

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