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    Question Take account of...

    Hello.
    Look at the two phrases: “take account of” vs. “take into account”. Their meaning is the same, but the second one is much more often used. Would you suggest avoiding the first one? Once my “take account of” was corrected to "take into account". Or, maybe, one just should be consistent in using one of the phrases in a particular piece of writing?

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    Re: Take account of...

    It all depends on the context. You 'take account of [something]' and 'take [something] into account' - they are the same, basically.

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    Re: Take account of...

    Quote Originally Posted by doodles
    It all depends on the context. You 'take account of [something]' and 'take [something] into account' - they are the same, basically.
    Hi, doodles. I don't buy "it depends on the context", since it doesn't work with "they are the same, basically". Usually they both may be used, although "take into account" is better at the end of a sentence, since you don't have a preposition finishing the sentence. The questions is, should I avoid using "take account of"? And should I be consistent in using one of the phrases in a particular piece of writing?

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    Re: Take account of...

    Taking what you've said into account, I guess it's better to use one and not the other.

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