Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Government's Responsibility

While checking papers the other day, I came across this error: "it's the government's responsibility in giving health care." Although I agree with the sentiment, I don't agree with the grammar.

The correct form is "it's the government's responsibility to give health care." Remember, "to" is a preposition which talks about moving in a certain direction. In this case, the direction is the government's health care plan.

Do you agree that governments should provide health care?

1 comment:

Qing said...

In China, health care reform has been on for several years; however, I don't think I benefit from this governmental project.