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    #1

    responsible

    responsible for / about / other prepositions
    what is the difference?


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    #2

    Re: responsible

    Have you really seen the set phrase "responsible about"?

    responsibleadj.
    HAVING JOB / DUTY
    1
    ~ (for sb/sth)
    | ~ (for doing sth) having the job or duty of doing sth or taking care of sb/sth, so that you may be blamed if sth goes wrong: Mike is responsible for designing the entire project. Even where parents no longer live together, they each continue to be responsible for their children.

    CAUSING STH
    2
    ~ (for sth)
    being able to be blamed for sth: Who’s responsible for this mess? Everything will be done to bring those responsible to justice. He is mentally ill and cannot be held responsible for his actions.
    3
    ~ (for sth) being the cause of sth: Cigarette smoking is responsible for about 90% of deaths from lung cancer.

    TO SB IN AUTHORITY
    4
    ~ to sb/sth
    to have to report to sb/sth with authority or in a higher position and explain to them what you have done: The Council of Ministers is responsible to the Assembly.

    RELIABLE
    5
    (of people or their actions or behaviour) that you can trust and rely on
    conscientious: Clare has a mature and responsible attitude to work. irresponsible

    JOB
    6
    [usually before noun] needing sb who can be trusted and relied on; involving important duties: a responsible job / position

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    #3

    Re: responsible

    Many thanks Daruma

    John is responsible for Julia's death.
    John is responsible of Julia's death.

    I am not sure which is correct


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    #4

    Re: responsible

    The first sentence is correct.

    Amazon.co.jp: Final Appeal: Lisa Scottoline: 洋書
    Grace, knowing that it has to be murder, immediately takes up the search to find out who is responsible for his death.

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