Author Topic: The usage of the verb "blame."  (Read 7033 times)

hidehoida

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The usage of the verb "blame."
« on: September 07, 2013, 06:28:59 am »
I have a question about the usage of the verb "blame."  Could you say in the following way:

He was blamed to the bombings.

Of course, in this case "He was blamed for the bombings" is correct, but do you have any possibility or probability that you say "He was blamed to the bombings"?  Thanks in advance.

I met with an example: "He blamed her to a lack of generosity." Is it correct? I would like to have some opinion from someone.

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Re: The usage of the verb "blame."
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 06:15:20 pm »
No; it has to be "for"
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Re: The usage of the verb "blame."
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 10:02:42 am »
Dear Mr Baker,

Thanks for your reply.  In the blog article of some international newspaper I met with "blame ... to ...," so I was very surprised.  I am very happy to know that "for" is correct.  Many thanks.  Hideho