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Language tip of the week: responsibility

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.

This week’s language tip helps with the noun responsibility:

Notice the spelling of responsibility, which is spelled with an ‘i’, not an ‘a’:
✗ Children remain their parents’ responsability until the age of eighteen.
✓ Children remain their parents’ responsibility until the age of eighteen.
✗ Everyone in the team is entrusted with responsabilities.
✓ Everyone in the team is entrusted with responsibilities.

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