Consider that & Consideration(s) that

According to Longman

consider (that) to think of someone or something in a particular way or to have a particular opinion : The local authority considered that the school did not meet requirements.

In that example sentence from Longman, could we use considerations that instead of consider that?

The local authority based its decision on consideration that the school did not meet requirements.

Answer

I think you can, but you’d need to add an article before the word consideration:

The local authority based its decision on a consideration that the school did not meet requirements.

The example sentence from Longman isn’t the easiest to follow, but here’s how I’d interpret your sentence:

  • A local authority (perhaps a school board?) made a ruling (a.k.a. a decision)
  • The decision (fire the school’s principal, perhaps?) was made after a consideration (NOAD defines consideration as a fact or a motive taken into account in deciding or judging something, so the word fits here).
  • What was this “fact or motive”? The school was not meeting requirements. We don’t know what those unmet requirements were, but, if this were a news article, I would hope the journalist would elaborate on that in subsequent sentences, or in the next paragraph.

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