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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2010-08-27 02:43:21

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 434

account vs a count

I can’t believe that there has been no mention of “take into a count”. So there probably has, even though I can’t find it.

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#2 2010-08-27 07:54:33

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2198

Re: account vs a count

Works for me (as long as the count is of the numerical rather than the noble variety).

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#3 2010-08-28 23:34:39

Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1456

Re: account vs a count

At some point—long ago—there were a few eggcorns tossed around which had the “a-” to “a” reshaping, and it seemed pretty hard to offer up a comprehensive list. (This might’ve been around the same time that we were discussing how some reshapings are simply the selection of the wrong prefix … and so further searching seemed discouraged). Even so, we could certainly look at “account”/”a count” on it’s own merits since there is a significant drift of meaning involved.



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