It is indeed possible, and is probably the usual word most people would pick for the situation.clapec said:Is it possible to use the verb account for in this sentence?
- The fact that he had eaten something strange could account for Chris's pains in his stomach (stomach pains?), swollen glands and weakness.
Would it be possible to say put down to in this case?maxiogee said:Another popular way would be to rephrase the sentence
- The pains in Chris's stomach and his swollen glands and weakness could be down to the fact that he had eaten something strange.