Transitive verb "account for"

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-11 “Accounts”, question 10

However hard I try, I find it impossible to account this missing sum of money.

(a) with
(b) to
© for
(d) by

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-11 “Accounts”, answer 10

However hard I try, I find it impossible to account for this missing sum of money.

Correct answer: © for

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
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find?

What is your question?

what I mean is: find the missing sum?
in other words: account for= find…?

yes,…or it also means make up for that money, compensate if you will.

Here it means [color=blue]explain what has happened to it.


Hi Svet.

account for (transitive verb)

  1. explain something: to provide an explanation for something
    And how do you account for his behavior?

  2. be responsible for something: to be responsible for something or be an important factor in something
    Export sales account for at least half of our total business.
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