account on/account of

Scisci

Member
Italy, Italian
"the present research constitutes a significant first account of/on the influence of colour on consumer behaviour"
Which one is correct?
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    If you are using "account" to mean "explanation," it's "of."

    I seriously doubt, however, that nobody has ever studied the influence of colour on consumer behaviour previously and thus the logic of the sentence is in doubt.
     
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