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responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 08:12
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The federal Reserve Board assumes primary responsibility of the regulation for this nation's commercial banks and savings institutions.

a) Board assumes primary responsibility of the regulation for
b) Board's assumption of primary responsibility for the regulation of
c) Board's assuming primary responsibility to regulate
d) Board assumes primary responsibility for the regulation of
e) Board regulates primary responsibility for
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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 08:19
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idiom is "responsibility for"

IMO D.
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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 06:11
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I thought the idiom is either "responsible for" or "responsibility to" ???
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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 06:22
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The federal Reserve Board assumes primary responsibility of the regulation for this nation's commercial banks and savings institutions.

a) Board assumes primary responsibility of the regulation for <= Should be "regulation of"
b) Board's assumption of primary responsibility for the regulation of This creates an incomplete sentence. There is no verb.
c) Board's assuming primary responsibility to regulate Also an incomplete sentence. There is no verb. The verb "assumes" is changes to a noun "assuming"
d) Board assumes primary responsibility for the regulation of Correct.
e) Board regulates primary responsibility forChanges the meaning. Here the board regulations responsibility, whereas the in the original, the Board is responsible for regulating the nation's commercial banks.

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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 12:05
Thanks Allen. Looking more closely... looks like only choice D is conveying the proper meaning.

PS: I hate these distorted meaning SCs. I always get 'em wrong...
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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2008, 11:27
Assumes better than “assumption” and “assuming” – eliminate B and C
E – Changes meaning
Between A and D

Answer: D
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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 00:44
Agree that D is the correct ans because it conveys clear meaning. However, i am confused with the Idiom usage here.

Responsibility TO or Responsible FOR

How is Responsibility FOR correct here??
Please help clarify the doubt.

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"Responsibility to" and "Responsibility for" are both fine. It depends on the use of the verbs that follow it whether it is right or wrong.

"Board assumes primary responsibility for the regulation of" - ok as (D) indicates
"Board assumes primary responsibility for regulating" this nation's banks - ok but not an answer choice
"Board assumes primary responsibility to regulate" this nation's banks - ok but not an answer choice. The first one presented above is probably more common but that doesn't make these other choices wrong.

Only answer choices (A) and (D) use the word "assumes"
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Re: responsibility to / responsibility for ??? [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2013, 11:50
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I received a private message for the idiom case where we say "responsibility of" as opposed to "responsibility to"/"responsibility for"

As we know, "responsibility for" is best followed by a noun phrase.
"responsibility for [x]" -- where [x] is a noun phrase.

So where might "responsibility OF" make sense?

I have the responsibility OF an adult -- OK, used as comparison here.

These are OK. All followed by actions demonstration "responsibility".
I have the responsibility OF handling the environment.
I have the responsibility OF governing the public.
I have the responsibility OF taking care of my family.

I have the responsibility OF the regulation of -- "for" would be better here. I have the responsibility for the regulation of X. This fits responsibility FOR [noun]. Too many "of"s in a row can make the sentence convoluted and would not be preferred on the test.
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