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    on the back of

    Hello,

    Would you tell us if "on the account of " and "on the back of" are similar?

    Ex: On the account of Theorem A, we easily deduce that.....

    Can we say "On the back of Theorem A, we easily deduce that..."?

    Thanks


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    Re: on the back of

    "On the back of" = based on

    "On the account of" makes no sense in the example you give.

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    Re: on the back of

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "On the back of" = based on

    "On the account of" makes no sense in the example you give.
    Hi Anglika,

    Thanks for you ideas.

    Did you mean "on the account of" isn't "based on"?

    How about "take into account (that)"? Is it similar to "based on"?

    I feel very embarrassed since I usually used "on the account of" as "because of" or "due to"....

    I really need more comments on this.
    Last edited by LeUyenHoc; 05-Aug-2008 at 10:11.


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    Re: on the back of

    Quote Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    Thanks for you ideas.

    Did you mean "on the account of" isn't "based on"? That's right.

    How about "take into account (that)"? Is it similar to "based on"? No.

    I feel very embarrassed since I usually used "on the account of" as "because of" or "due to"....

    I really need more comments on this.
    To take something into account means that you include that something in your deliberations or working out:

    Please take into account that I was ill for three months this year, so my studies were interrupted.

    I took into account the value of the books when assessing my possessions for insurance.

    On account of
    means that something had an effect, so is synonymous with "because" or "due to":

    My exam results were poor on account of/because of/due to my illness.

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    Re: on the back of

    Hi Anglika,

    I caught on you. Thank you very much

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