I heard very little about count with:

Count with me" means that we both say "1... 2... 3... 4..." at the same time.

I have an equation and I'm saying to myself "Yes, I counted with that" meaning I didn't forget to include a certain variable in my calculation.

With this meaning, I suppose Count with me could also mean "Include me into your plan".

Can I use it that way? If not, what would you say in my place?


The meaning I seek is: be aware of and take the appropriate action/precaution/..

  • [...] that tomorrow we leave early. (So I should not forget to prepare myself for early exit)
  • He's leaving in two weeks, [...] . (So I should talk or do anything with him while he's still here because I should be aware he's leaving)
  • I [...] the velocity so the result is correct. (Saying that I was aware of the velocity and so I calculated it correctly)
  • [...] that I will go with you. (Make sure you don't forget to include me as well)

"Count with me" basically means "Let's count together/at the same time." "Count" is a verb in the imperative tense, and "with me," is a prepositional phrase. You could also say to someone, "Eat with me," meaning, "Let's eat together/at the same time." You could also say to someone, "Skate with me," meaning "Let's skate together/at the same time." You can use this construct with lots of active verbs.

I have never heard someone say in reference to an equation "Yes, I counted with that." If I wanted to communicate that I didn't forget a certain variable in my calculation, I might say, "Yes, I included that," but it would depend on the context.

"Count with me" doesn't mean "Include me in your plan." There's the idiom, "Count me in!" which I think better expresses what you mean to say. "Count me in!" basically means, "I want to be included in what you're doing!"

  • Can you take a look at my edited question, please? – Daniel Katz Dec 30 '17 at 6:58
  • Actually I thought of "take into account" which seems good to me. I wonder if "allow" can also be used somehow. I thought I could say "count" in the sense of making a calculation (with that variable in mind). – Daniel Katz Dec 30 '17 at 7:22
  • @DanielK - I think “take into account” is what you may be looking for. Indeed, one might say, “Yes, I took that into account.” (Perhaps you heard that once and assumed the person said, “Take that into a count.”) – J.R. Dec 30 '17 at 10:41
  • @J.R. Not really, I thought count also means to make a calculation (.."with" something in mind). Calculate would perhaps work too but maybe not so common?, as in "I calculated with that". Because when you calculate with something, you are aware of it and act based on that information. – Daniel Katz Dec 31 '17 at 20:15
  • @J.R Oh, actually, "be aware" is what I sought. – Daniel Katz Dec 31 '17 at 20:24

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