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    Dear teachers,
    Here are some more questions:

    No.1
    She assured him that this good deeds will be taken into_______at the trial.
    a. consideration b. account
    The key is 'b'. But I think 'a' is also correct. Is that right?

    No.2
    What is your annual_______as the general manager of such a big company?
    a. earnings b. income
    The key is 'b'. I think 'a' is also correct. To me the only difference is that 'a' refers to the money one earns while be is a more general of what one earns. Is that right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    Here are some more questions:

    No.1
    She assured him that this good deeds will be taken into_______at the trial.
    a. consideration b. account
    The key is 'b'. But I think 'a' is also correct. Is that right?

    No.2
    What is your annual_______as the general manager of such a big company?
    a. earnings b. income
    The key is 'b'. I think 'a' is also correct. To me the only difference is that 'a' refers to the money one earns while be is a more general of what one earns. Is that right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    1. I agree. Either is correct. Perhaps there is a preference for "account" because "taken into consideration" could be replaced by "considered".

    2. "Earnings" is a plural noun. It would need a plural verb.

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    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    I made a silly mistake as to No.1 because I paid much attention to the meaning of each word that I neglected the grammar.
    I'd like to try to explain No.2 to make sure I understand it perfectly. Because 'take into consideration' can mean 'consider' if we use it it might suggest that something has already been decided before the trial. This sentence suggests no conviction had been done. Is that right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    Here are some more questions:

    No.1
    She assured him that this good deeds will be taken into_______at the trial.
    a. consideration b. account
    The key is 'b'. But I think 'a' is also correct. Is that right?

    No.2
    What is your annual_______as the general manager of such a big company?
    a. earnings b. income
    The key is 'b'. I think 'a' is also correct. To me the only difference is that 'a' refers to the money one earns while be is a more general of what one earns. Is that right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    1. I agree. Either is correct. Perhaps there is a preference for "account" because "taken into consideration" could be replaced by "considered".

    2. "Earnings" is a plural noun. It would need a plural verb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    I made a silly mistake as to No.1 because I paid much attention to the meaning of each word that I neglected the grammar.
    I'd like to try to explain No.2 to make sure I understand it perfectly. Because 'take into consideration' can mean 'consider' if we use it it might suggest that something has already been decided before the trial. This sentence suggests no conviction had been done. Is that right?
    From the sentence, it did not appear that the trial had been held yet. That is not really the issue. Both "take into consideration" and "take into account" have the same meaning. My point was that "take into consideration" could be viewed as unnecessarily wordy.

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    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand it perfectly.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    I made a silly mistake as to No.1 because I paid much attention to the meaning of each word that I neglected the grammar.
    I'd like to try to explain No.2 to make sure I understand it perfectly. Because 'take into consideration' can mean 'consider' if we use it it might suggest that something has already been decided before the trial. This sentence suggests no conviction had been done. Is that right?
    From the sentence, it did not appear that the trial had been held yet. That is not really the issue. Both "take into consideration" and "take into account" have the same meaning. My point was that "take into consideration" could be viewed as unnecessarily wordy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand it perfectly.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    You're welcome. I do want to emphasize that "take something into consideration" is a commonly used expression. :wink:

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