Account for

clapec

Senior Member
Italian
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.

Thank you!
 
  • maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    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.

    Thank you!
    It is indeed possible, and is probably the usual word most people would pick for the situation.
    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.
     

    clapec

    Senior Member
    Italian
    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.
    Would it be possible to say put down to in this case?
     
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