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Hi. Please advise. What is the rule for "consideration"? In consideration of, consideration for, consideration to... Thanks!
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in consideration of and out of consideration for are both used.
I can't think of any idiomatic expression with consideration to.

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Committee Reports

... urges the FAA to give priority consideration to a request for
discretionary funding for the ... the FAA to give priority
consideration to discretionary funding for runway, taxiway ...
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Thank you. This is the phrase we use most often in fundraising letters:
Thank you for your consideration in/of/for/to... be, join, make, being, making, joining, giving, etc. I was hoping to find a good resource for the exact rule on this so I would know how to handle all the different possibilities.
What options are correct, or how do we need to re-word this statement?

In general, the "of" and "for" usage also throws me. Can you recommend (other than this great forum, of course!!) a good resource book? Appreciate your help!!
Garner, Modern American Usage
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Main Entry: con·sid·er·a·tion Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: knsidrshn
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): -s
Etymology: Middle English consideracioun, from Middle French consideration, from Latin consideration-, consideratio, from consideratus + ion, -io -ion

1 obsolete : OBSERVATION, CONTEMPLATION<his careful consideration of each object>
2 : continuous and careful thought : DELIBERATION, ATTENTION<to read a book with consideration> <to take a matter into consideration> <his request was under consideration>
3 a : something that is considered as a ground of opinion or action : MOTIVE, REASON<weighing several considerations> b : a taking into account <in consideration of the enormous difficulties involved>
4 : thoughtful regard : sympathetic notice <his consideration of the needs of others>; specifically : attentive or formal respect <diplomats used to the punctilious consideration of foreign officials>
5 : a result of reflecting or pondering : mature opinion <his considerations favoring one profession over another>
6 : the act of regarding or weighing carefully <during his consideration of the problem>
7 : ESTEEM, REGARD, ESTIMATION<a person of consideration in his own field>
8 : something given as recompense: as a : PAYMENT, REWARD<a consideration paid for legal services> b (1) : something that is legally regarded as the equivalent or return given or suffered by one for the act or promise of another : an act or forbearance or the promise of it done or given by one party in return for the act or promise of another -- see GOOD CONSIDERATION, VALUABLE CONSIDERATION (2) : a judgment of a court
- in consideration of preposition : as payment or recompense for <a small fee in consideration of many kind services>

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.
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In this case consideration ends the phrase. in ...ing makes the next phrase.

You need:
Thank you for your consideration ------ in joining / in giving / etc.

(because you joined / because you gave / etc.)
(shown by the fact that you joined / gave / etc.)

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Another sample:
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Thank
you for considering a gift to the American Red Cross, Riverside County Chapter ... Cross in a meaningful way with full consideration given to the tax implications of the gift ...
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Note, however, that in all examples of consideration with to (in this thread so far), the to doesn't go with consideration, it goes with the verb give. Similarly, show consideration for. More than just the one word consideration is needed to determine what word goes best after it.

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CalifJimNote, however, that in all examples of consideration with to (in this thread so far), the to doesn't go with consideration, it goes with the verb give. Similarly, show consideration for. More than just the one word consideration is needed to determine what word goes best after it.
Agree.
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