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    take into consideration

    "I don't think Robbie took into consideration exactly what he was here. The fans thought a lot of him and I don't think he's had the adulation anywhere else that he enjoyed at Blues."

    Can we also say that "I don't think Robbie took exactly what he was here into consideration" or this form should only be used when "take" is followed by a noun? (The jury took the circumstances into consideration before the verdict.)

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    Re: take into consideration

    The phrase "take into (or under) consideration" is a collocation, https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/collocation.html I would not split it up. The new sentence is somewhat unclear and confusing.

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    Re: take into consideration

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    The phrase "take into (or under) consideration" is a collocation, https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/collocation.html I would not split it up. The new sentence is somewhat unclear and confusing.
    But this doesn't go for the example in the brackest, right? My (Oxford) dictionary includes sentences as follows:

    "I always take fuel consumption into consideration when buying a car."
    "Taking everything into consideration, the event was remarkably successful."
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    Re: take into consideration

    It is the length of the phrase between take and into consideration that makes the sentence somewhat unclear. If the sentence were spoken instead of written, the speaker could use selective emphasis to make the sentence more clear.

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