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    How do the prepositions 'to' and 'of' change the meaning of the word 'considering'?

    1) considering to
    2) considering of

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    Default Re: considering...

    What's the context?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's the context?

    "Considering to apply to grad school" vs. "Considering of applying to grad school"

    Also, this just came to mind: I have also heard the preposition "on" used after the word as well. "Considering on applying..."

    I get very confused with prepositions sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    "Considering to apply to grad school" vs. "Considering of applying to grad school"

    Also, this just came to mind: I have also heard the preposition "on" used after the word as well. "Considering on applying..."

    I get very confused with prepositions sometimes.
    You don't need "to", "of" or "on". "considering applying" is correct.

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    Default Re: considering...

    But is it possible to use them in those sentences?

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    Default Re: considering...

    No

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    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    But is it possible to use them in those sentences?
    What sentences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You don't need "to", "of" or "on". "considering applying" is correct.
    Thank you, bhaisahab! You are probably right--it's just that saying the words back to back sounds a little off to me, but then again I'm no expert in being able to tell the difference between correct and incorrect. So, alternatively are these two correct:

    1) considering applying to...
    2) considering to apply...

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    As a native speaker, I simply can't hear myself putting any kind of preposition after "considering". I would always use a participle or noun (He's considering applying to Stanford/ He's considering his options.). However, "consideration of" and "consideration for" are phrases you're likely to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
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    Thank you, bhaisahab! You are probably right--it's just that saying the words back to back sounds a little off to me, but then again I'm no expert in being able to tell the difference between correct and incorrect. So, alternatively are these two correct:

    1) considering applying to...
    2) considering to apply...
    1) is OK, 2) is not.

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