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Are these sentences correct:


a) "I think his friends had some fault in what happened to him."


b) "I think his friends had some blame in what happened to him."

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Christine ChristieAre these sentences correct

Not exactly. The grammar isn't bad, but we don't say them like that. Here's how we say them:

a) I think his friends are partly at fault for what happened to him.
b) I think his friends are partly to blame for what happened to him.

The expressions to remember here are "(to be) at fault (for)" and "(to be) to blame (for)".

It looks like I'm at fault for not reporting that the card was stolen.
China is not to blame for the decline in US manufacturing.
The American consumer himself is at fault for the lack of nutrition in his diet.
Obesity is to blame for 63 per cent of knee osteoarthritis in middle aged women.

CJ