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take account of, take into account

The expression take account is followed by the preposition of.

  • In planning the cast’s costumes, the wardrobe mistress had to take account of the reduced budget.

If the preposition into is used before the noun account, then no preposition is used after the noun.

  • Take into account the time difference when telephoning overseas.