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Is there a difference between “Take responsibility” and “Take over responsibility”? Options
kasamb
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:44:41 PM
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Hello,

Is there a difference between “Take responsibility” and “Take over responsibility”?

For example,

Take (over) responsibility for a project / for a whole team...

Thanks
palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:21:57 PM

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kasamb wrote:
Hello,

Is there a difference between “Take responsibility” and “Take over responsibility”?

For example,

Take (over) responsibility for a project / for a whole team...

Thanks


Yes. “Take over responsibility” implies taking existing responsibility from one person and moving it to another.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:36:44 AM

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Also 'take responsibility' can mean "accept the blame for what has gone wrong'.
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