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    Default synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    I'm having hard time translating a little collocation from Russian into English.

    In Russian, there is a word combination ("с учётом" (s uchyotom)) that means "taking into account". The problem is it's sometimes inconvenient to use it in English texts. I've done some research and come up with three synonyms for this phrase:

    "inclusive of", "with allowance for", and "considering".

    Here's the sentence I need to use it in:

    The article proposes multi-period models for optimizing the project portfolio as part of the development program inclusive of the corporate social responsibility of the institution.

    The author means that they're going to take CSR into account when working on getting the project portfolio optimized.
    Which phrase fits this sentence best?

    I appreciate your help.

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    How about, "accounts for"? I'm not sure I interpret as part of the development program correctly, but I think it should be either "and accounts for" or ", which accounts for". Or perhaps ", while accounting for".

    As a side note, I think it's a bit redundant to use "corporate" given that you use "institution" after that.
    Last edited by Novalia; 30-Sep-2013 at 14:56.

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    Novalia, I appreciate your input. The thing is there is a set term "corporate social responsibility" (you can find it online). In any case, "while accounting for" sounds all right, although I'm still inclined to use one of the terms above. Just want to know which one is the best.

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    Novalia, I appreciate your input. The thing is there is a set term "corporate social responsibility" (you can find it online). In any case, "while accounting for" sounds all right, although I'm still inclined to use one of the terms above. Just want to know which one is the best.
    Personally I wouldn't use any of the options you listed. They all sound nonsensical to me.

    I'm already aware of "corporate social responsibility." If you're adamant about using "corporate," then remove "of the institution." This is like saying "the corporate responsibility of the corporation." Alternatively, you could change "institution" to "industry."
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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    Novalia, what would be your version of this sentence:

    The article proposes multi-period models for optimizing the project portfolio as part of the development program inclusive of/with allowance for/considering the institution's corporate social responsibility.

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    I appreciate it.

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    One more thing. They are talking about universities, not companies. I'm not really worried about CSR at the moment. Just need a compact way to express "taking into account".

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    The article proposes different multiperiod models for optimizing the project portfolio as part of the development program, while complying with the institution's corporate social responsibility.

    Alternatively you could use ", without" and follow it up with an antonym.
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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    Yes, this looks good. Although I must say that corporate social responsibility is like a parameter of a function here. That's why I'm trying to get something to replace "taking into account" with.

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    How about, "while respecting the" then?

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    Default Re: synonyms for TAKING INTO ACCOUNT

    Quote Originally Posted by Novalia View Post
    How about, "while respecting the" then?
    I'm having trouble with both "respecting" and "complying with" corporate social responsibility. I don't think we respect or comply with responsibility. I don't think you can do better than "taking into account" in this particular context. Others may well disagree.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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