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05 Jun 2012, 13:22
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.
A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan.
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed.
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan.
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan.
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D

I am down with D and E. Now, which is the correct idiom? Responsible to or responsible for. Please explain the concept behind it.

Thank you.

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06 Jun 2012, 15:32
D without a doubt. People are usually responsible for things. It's good that you were drawn to those two, but it looks like C is also grammatically correct, so you want to realize that. Compare the meanings of C & D. Okay, they're the same, which is also the same as A. Which is more efficient? D.

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11 Jun 2012, 11:06
srutib wrote:
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. same as above.
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan.
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed.
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan.
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan.

I am down with D and E. Now, which is the correct idiom? Responsible to or responsible for. Please explain the concept behind it.

Thank you.

It would be (D) "responsible for" creating....
He has the "responsibility" TO create a marketable business plan...so the "TO" can follow the noun form of responsible. But responsible itself should be "responsible for" something.

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