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English Phrasal Verb - Account for

 

 Phrasal Verb

account for

 Definition

to explain

 Examples

He couldn't account for the diamonds in his suitcase.
Can you account for your absence yesterday?
He couldn't account for his whereabouts yesterday afternoon.

Verb and preposition separated?
Can't be separated
Normal or Informal
Normal
American / British/ International
International
Regular / Irregular
Account is a regular verb.

 

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