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Old February 25, 2011, 04:53 AM
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De acuerdo con

I want to say:

Según X bla, bla, bla. De acuerdo con su teoría bla, bla, bla.

According X blah, blah, blah. Following his theory...

I wouldn't like to say "In accordance with" because it could sound like repetition.

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Old February 25, 2011, 05:10 AM
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I want to say:

Según X bla, bla, bla. De acuerdo con su teoría bla, bla, bla.

According to X blah, blah, blah. Following his theory...

I wouldn't like to say "In accordance with" because it could sound like repetition.

Thanks.
When used in this sense, it's "according to", not "accordance with". "Accordance with" you would have to have something before and after: This new rule about cell phone use in school is in accordance with the increased popularity of text messaging.

If you're talking about someone who says or thinks or believes something, you use "according to": According to my mother, the "good old days" were better.

If you're looking for an alternate way to say it, you might want to say "According to X, blah, blah, blah. Corresponding to his theory..." But that would sound a bit stuffy. Remember that we English speakers don't necessarily have the same hang-up with repetition or "euphony" (like Malila talks about) as Spanish-speakers seem to.....
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Old February 25, 2011, 05:27 AM
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Sorry, I forgot that 'to' (I always forget something ).

So "corresponding" would be a good alternative, wouldn't it? I'm writing formally. I thought I had seem "following" in some similar contexts.

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Old February 25, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Según X bla, bla, bla. De acuerdo con su teoría bla, bla, bla.

According X blah, blah, blah. Following his theory...
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So "corresponding" would be a good alternative, wouldn't it? I'm writing formally. I thought I had seem "following" in some similar contexts.

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I really don't think that sounds very good. You could avoid the problem by removing the first 'According':

X argues that bla bla bla. In accordance with this theory ....
X maintains that .....
X takes the view that .....
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Old February 25, 2011, 05:50 AM
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I really don't think that sounds very good. You could avoid the problem by removing the first 'According':

X argues that bla bla bla. In accordance with this theory ....
X maintains that .....
X takes the view that .....
Good point of view. I hadn't think of it.
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I assume that 'in accordance with' is what you want, not 'according to'

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I assume that 'in accordance with' is what you want, not 'according to'
Well assumed. (I'll try to remember )
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Remember that we English speakers don't necessarily have the same hang-up with repetition or "euphony" (like Malila talks about) as Spanish-speakers seem to.....
There's no hang-up, it's aesthetics!

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uyyyy.... I didn't mean it as an insult. Sorry! It's just that it would not bother me at all to hear "according to" twice in that kind of context.......... (I LOVE your icons!)
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What's the difference between "in accordance with" and "according to"?
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