Discussion in 'English Only' started by Henry~, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Henry~ Senior Member

    We can certainly attribute this kind of ruthless killings to other factor that might be related to wealth, dispute or retaliation.

    Do you think it is weird to put attribute in this sentence?
  2. out2lnch Senior Member

    Ottawa, Canada
    No, I think it's fine used this way (as a verb).
  3. To attribute is a very respectable verb in more formal writing. And it has its particular meaning in psychology (cf the fundamental attribution error).

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