"responsibility for" vs "responsibility to"

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #23 [color=blue]“Product Improvement”, question 3

You have a to the public to ensure your toy products are suitable for children to play with.

(a) responsibility
(b) concern
(c) attitude
(d) behaviour

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #23 [color=blue]“Product Improvement”, answer 3

You have a responsibility to the public to ensure your toy products are suitable for children to play with.

Correct answer: (a) responsibility

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
You have a concern to the public to ensure your toy products are suitable for children to play with.
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responsibility for , or responsibilty is
responsible for can we say responsible to?

or responsibilty to ?

Both prepositions are right, but the meanings are different.

  1. Jenny, you have responsibility for clearing up the room after the class
  2. The company says it cannot cut its prices any more because it has a responsibility to its shareholders

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Tks lost_soul for your shared link ^^ . In sum , we use :

  • “responsible” going with “for” when the subject has control or authority over the object .
  • and vice versa … “responsible” going with “to” when the subject has control - authority beneath that one , right ?!