English version

put something down to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput something down to something phrasal verb1 EXPLAINto think that something is caused by something else I was having difficulty reading, which I put down to the poor light.2 put it down to experienceRESULT to try not to feel too upset about failure, especially when you learn something useful from it Everyone gets rejected from time to time; put it down to experience. put→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
put down to Yevdoxia put it down to Chernobyl.McBride can put his luck down to criticism from scribes down south earlier in the season, rather than bad selection policy.I put it down to his upbringing.McGeechan puts that down to identifying the likely lads early and raising their sights to higher planes.They put it down to indecision and the overwhelming charms of both suitors.For all Luke Hunter knew, she might have put his gesture down to quite another source.Again I put it down to the stresses of presenting a live programme five days a week.
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Verb table
put
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyput
he, she, itputs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyput
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave put
he, she, ithas put
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad put
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill put
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have put
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam putting
he, she, itis putting
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you, we, theyare putting
Past
I, he, she, itwas putting
you, we, theywere putting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been putting
he, she, ithas been putting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been putting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be putting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been putting
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