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another word for accounted for

See example:

Recent study found that respiratory conditions accounted for the large share of disability, and retirements among city firefighters, in the seven years following 9/11.
asked May 17 '12 at 05:50 Dede New member

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First, "grammar" is commonly misspelled.

 

Second, the sentence could read: 

"According to a recent study, respiratory conditions are a major cause of disability and consequent retirement of city firefighters, in the seven years following 9/11."

link comment answered May 19 '12 at 17:30 Shaila Fernandes Expert
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Main Entry: account for  

Part of Speech:  verb

Definition:  give reason for

Synonyms:  clarify, elucidate, explain, justify, resolve

link comment edited May 17 '12 at 06:07 Tony Proano Expert
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Or you can rework the section.    I think accounted for is quite appropriate.  

 

A recent study found that respiratory conditions accounted for most of the disabilities and retirements among city firefighters in the seven years following 9/11.

 

The checker doesn't like me using "the" before disabilities.  I tend to agree with Jeff above.

link comment answered May 18 '12 at 18:53 Courtney Contributor

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