I want to make sentence with charge. but I'm not sure as to sentence structure with charge.

For example. Is something just charge of something? Can I make like this? If I wrong please let me know about it.

And I want to know the case of sample without 'of' at above example.

UPDATE: If I want to ask as to who's responsibillty? How do I do?

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    Can you update your question with more context? What are you trying to say?
    – Jonah
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:24
  • The word charge is a very flexible word in English. It can be used as a verb or a noun, and has more than 30 meanings, and they are not all used the same way. You'll need to provide more details to get more accurate answers. Explain exactly what you are trying to say (not just something charge of something), and we can help you express it in the right way.
    – J.R.
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:29
  • Hmm I don't understand how can't you catch the point at question. It was just about verb. Maybe can't I make point of question?
    – Carter
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:32
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    Which verb? The armies charged at each other. The man charged his cell phone. The woman was charged with murder. Those sentences all use the verb charge.
    – J.R.
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:36

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If someone is responsible for something (say, a project, or a child), we usually use the expression in charge (of). For example:

David is in charge of the parts department.

"Remember, Tommy, while we are gone the babysitter in charge."

The first sentence means David manages the parts department. The second sentence means Tommy is expected to mind (or obey) the babysitter while his parents are gone.

  • In second text,Why you do not use 'of' at in charge of?
    – Carter
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:35
  • I get it. If there are need some explain then the of used like first sentence. But if no need to explain then the of no needed that. Right?
    – Carter
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:37
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    Yes, that's it. When it's at the end of the sentence, and the context makes it clear, you can simply end with "in charge". "While we are gone, the babysitter is in charge (of you, of the house, etc.)"
    – J.R.
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:37
  • Related: Perhaps one of the most infamous uses of "in charge" in modern American history, by Al Haig.
    – J.R.
    Dec 1, 2014 at 1:40
  • Did you mean there is another way instead use"in charge"?
    – Carter
    Dec 1, 2014 at 2:43

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