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Which one is correct: "attributable to" or "attributable for"? Both are okay, it depends on what we mean to say.



Let’s see the difference:


>cause + is attributable + for consequence

as in: The lenient safety policy of the company is directly attributable for the injuries of the employees.

>consequence + is attributable + to cause

as in: The alleged misconduct is primarily attributable to the respondent's failure to employ sound management procedures.


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This term is from the book entitled "A Practical Guide to English for Law” (Chapter Cause and reason). The 1000 page book describes legal English grammar and 7 practice areas, in a clear-cut, easy-to-understant and easy-to-use manner as the description of the term "attributable” above.


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