What preposition should one use with “responsible” when followed by a verb? I have seen that “for” should be used when followed by a noon (except when meaning “answerable to someone”).
I noted that using a gerund works, as it basically transforms the verb into a noon:
this person is responsible for answering the phone
this component is responsible for retrieving the data
But it seems a bit awkward to me.
I have also seen “responsible to” + infinitive but I wonder if it might just be incorrect:
Can I be responsible to pay off the debts of my deceased spouse?