The question is about a situation where I was wrong and made a mistake when a meeting happened, and thus we couldn't get the project.

"I am to blame for not getting the project"

Is that the correct way to say this?

All I want to know is get through between "I am to blame, I am to be blamed, I blame myself." or "I blame on me" I just want to get same meaning with "It's my fault." "For not getting, not for getting, to not get, not to get."
What's the difference those phrases?


I am to blame for not getting the project.

This is a grammatically correct sentence to answer your first question. You are claiming that you are the one responsible for the group not being able to get the project.

I am to blame.

This means you are at fault or are responsible for something.

I am to be blamed.

This is the exact same thing as the last one, but it incorporates an infinitive phrase. Meaning is the same.

I blame myself.

This means you are PERSONALLY putting the blame on yourself. It's like saying "I put myself at fault" or "I am responsible for this".

I blame on me.

This is not a grammatically correct sentence. But you could say:

I blame it on me.

All four of those sentences essentially say that you are at fault. You are claiming responsibility.

  • "I am to be blamed" is more passive than the other grammatically correct options. This difference changes the meaning. "I am to be blamed" implies that someone else will blame me -- and it might not be fair to do so.
    – Jasper
    Jun 6 '18 at 20:00

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