How to use "attributable to"?

Question:Hi there,
Can anyone tell me how to use the word "attributable to"? Sample sentence will also help in explanation.

Answers:
Lung cancer is often attributable to smoking.
(The Homework Help section will usually garner more answers to questions about actual studies.)

That aside, attribute with the suffix -able (attributable) is an adjective, and cannot be used as such to modify a preposition (to). For example, it'd be like using 'blue to' or 'astute to'. As a verb (attribute, attributing, attributed) it can be used with an object:
'to attribute a characteristic to a person'
'attributed to a person a characteristic'
'Attributing a characteristic to a person'.
Additionally, 'attribute' (here a noun) would be used to define a word that particularizes a certain object (a BLUE shirt, attributing the color blue to the shirt).

Hope that helps!

This article contents is post by this website user, EduQnA.com doesn't promise its accuracy.



More Questions & Answers...
  • I need a household item that starts with the letter " i " that is safe for young children?
  • Any recommendations on inter. beginner to intermediate reader series?
  • Can someone help me with this quesition, college starts next week and Im doing some sample questions.?
  • Back to school clothes shopping?
  • How does Angelou's description of a special childhood to your own life?
  • AH homeschooling?
  • Testing in homeschooling?
  • High School Zoology?
  • Copyright 2006-2009 EduQnA.com All Rights Reserved.