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    Preposition

    Hi,

    Can you please tell me which of the following is correct ?

    1 consider on accepting or;
    2 consider accepting

    Preposition should come along with a noun if I'm not mistaken, therefore shouldn't it be
    "consider accepting" ?

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by ricky982 View Post
    Hi,

    Can you please tell me which of the following is correct ?

    1 consider on accepting; or
    2 consider accepting

    Preposition should come along with a noun if I'm not mistaken, therefore shouldn't it be
    "consider accepting" ?
    Either of those phrases could be used in a grammatical sentence.
    Prepositions can come before gerunds, so that's no reason for 1. to be wrong.

    Why not give us the sentence in which you are not sure which phrase to use?

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    Re: Preposition

    I can't at the moment think of a context in which 'consider on' could be acceptable, though prepositions can be followed by the -ing form of a verb: I look forward to seeing you, for example.

    Please try to give more context. It is usually difficult to judge whether words or phrases are acceptable or not without full context. For example, most people would initially say that 'to seeing' is ungrammatical, but 'seeing' follows 'to' naturally in the sentence in my first paragraph.

    ps. (later) Raymott got there first.
    Last edited by 5jj; 21-Dec-2011 at 11:48. Reason: ps added

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    #4

    Re: Preposition

    Hi!,,,

    Sorry for not giving full text, here

    Can you please consider on accepting our tax return

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    #5

    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by ricky982 View Post
    Hi!,,,

    Sorry for not giving full text, here

    Can you please consider on accepting our tax return
    No, that's not correct.

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by ricky982 View Post
    Hi!,,,

    Sorry for not giving full text, here

    Can you please consider on accepting our tax return
    No, that's not right.
    But, "What budget would you consider on accepting our proposal?" is correct.

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    #7

    Re: Preposition

    Oki

    Can i say only this part of the sentence ?

    "would you consider on accepting our proposal?"

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    Re: Preposition

    No

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    Re: Preposition

    Thank you,

    Then what is the best way to consolidate a formal sentence to ask some one's concern on something or requesting to consider on something?

    I'm just a beginner

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by ricky982 View Post
    Thank you,

    Then what is the best way to consolidate a formal sentence to ask some one's concern on something or requesting to consider on something?

    I'm just a beginner
    "What is your concern about X?" "Would you please consider X?"

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