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Autor:  pat
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Data:  22/FEV/2003 3:39 PM
Assunto:  Re: Verb 'to afford'
 
Mensagem:  Strictly speaking, I believe your examples are gramatically correct, but native speakers would not say them in that way. "afford" will typically be followed by another infinitive: "My Mom can't afford to give me" or "to pay for me to take a trip" "My Dad will be able to afford to buy me a car" So you can see it is generally used in relation to an action, rather than directly toward an object - although it can be. An example: "Can you afford me a little space?" Now if I ask: "can you afford me?" it means I am probably to expensive! It isn't always used in terms of money. Example: "Can he afford to look bad in front of them?"


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Verb 'to afford'  –  Andréa  22/FEV/2003, 2:56 PM
 Re: Verb 'to afford'  –  pat  22/FEV/2003, 3:39 PM
Re: Verb 'to afford' and 'ringue'  –  André Costa  22/FEV/2003, 4:01 PM
Re: Verb 'to afford' and 'ringue'  –  Andréa  23/FEV/2003, 12:13 AM

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