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I have read in many dictionaries that taking something into account is the rule for constructing expressions that contain this one. However, in some cases I have seen that taking into account something is also used. So I am wondering if, in fact, both patterns of construction are equally valid in any case.

For instance, are the following two sentences equally valid? I mean, are they both grammatically correct?

  1. Taking into account this point, I would say the statement is false.
  2. Taking this point into account, I would say the statement is false.
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  • Taking something into account sounds better than taking into account something.
    – Ram Pillai
    Aug 11, 2020 at 16:54

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Neither. The first problem is in 1. "Taking into account this point." You first have to say what you want to take into account. And, in 2. "I would the statement is false." What about the statement? You say it is false. So, a better way to say it is, "Taking this point into account, I would say the statement is false."

But how I would say it, is "Considering this point, I would say the statement is false."

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    But you can also say "Taking into account, this point, I would say the statement is false."
    – azh412
    Aug 11, 2020 at 16:59
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If “something” is relatively short and simple, I’d prefer “taking something into account”.

If it’s longer and/or complicated, there is a risk of “into account” becoming ambiguous or confusing, which can be solved by “taking into account something”.

  • Taking his age into account, ...
  • Taking into account his age and how that will affect what discounts he is eligible for, ...

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