accept | take | claim | assume + responsibility | blame

EXAMPLES:

Children can learn about taking responsibility by watching their parents accept responsibility.

PELIC STUDENT: Japanese female level 4 writing class.

 

I was called in to assume the responsibility.

TED

 

It’s been so wonderful to look back

 and see all of my former colleagues who’ve gone on to get doctorates

and assume leadership roles in other organizations.

TED

 

The first step in accepting blame is realizing that you have made a mistake and you deserve to be blamed.

altruwisdom.com


The English Grammar Profiler tool highlights the Academic Collocations List, allocating C2 value to most of them.  However, for each phrase we use, we first check to see whether the whole phrase already exists in the English Profile inventory lower than C2.  If it does, ACL is not marked since a lower value is more accurate for profiling.  If all the words are already the same level in the EVP, we also don’t bother marking it as a phrase unless it is from the EGP to save processing time.

ACL:

  • ASSUME|ACCEPT|TAKE RESPONSIBILITY B2
  • ASSUME THE ROLE C2

 

EVP:

iWeb:

1 TAKE RESPONSIBILITY 35559
2 TAKING RESPONSIBILITY 9766
3 TAKES RESPONSIBILITY 2996
4 TOOK RESPONSIBILITY 2529
5 TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY 1175

1 ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY 8800
2 ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY 1452
3 ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY 1294
4 ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY 1181
5 ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITIES 108

1 ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY 6077
2 ASSUMED RESPONSIBILITY 1885
3 ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY 1543
4 ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY 951
5 ASSUME RESPONSIBILITIES 304

1 CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY 5863
2 CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY 670
3 CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY 554

ASSUME THE ROLE 4790