Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to use 'responsible for' and 'responsible to' correctly

Some people get confused when it comes to using 'responsible for' and 'responsible to'. Well, in this post, I am going to tell readers their correct usage.

The expression 'responsible for' is used in front of something. For example, you can say 'I am responsible for getting new members for my club.' Another example is 'A policeman is responsible for the safety of the masses.'

As for the expression 'responsible to', it is used in front of 'someone'. For instance, you can say ' I am directly responsible to my superior.' or 'A prefect is responsible to the disciplinary master.'

So much for the usage of 'responsible for' and 'responsible to'.

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