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    collocations of "allow" and "allowance"

    Dear teachers,

    Woulf you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with the usage of the different collocations of “allow” and “allowance”?

    1.You have to take an allowance for my inexperience regarding the mastering of English language.
    2.We have to make allowance for wind.
    3.We have to make allowance for her illness.
    4.You have to make allowance for leakage.
    5.They have to make allowance for future developments.
    6.You must make allowance for her age.
    7.A university student at Oxford needs an allowance of at least £500 a year.
    8.We were put on short allowance.
    9.The allowance of petrol has been reduced by three quarters.
    10.His parents send him a monthly allowance.
    11.We have allowed for twenty people.
    12.The jurney usually takes a fortnights, but you must allow for delays caused by bad weather.
    13.He allowed himself no meat.
    14.We allowed for the difference in age.
    15.We must allow for shrinkage.
    16.They allowed an hour for lunch.
    17.Our financial situation allows of no unnecessary expenditures.
    18.We allowed the children to go to the park.
    19.I must alow that he is capable.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Woulf you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with the usage of the different collocations of “allow” and “allowance”?
    1.You have to take an allowance for my inexperience regarding the mastering of English language. The underlined phrase seems to be unusual.
    2.We have to make allowance for wind. OK. Something to be considered in anticipation of certain happening, in thi case it may be strong wind.
    3.We have to make allowance for her illness. OK. As above
    4.You have to make allowance for leakage. OK. As above.
    5.They have to make allowance for future developments. OK. Make provision for future.
    6.You must make allowance for her age. OK
    7.A university student at Oxford needs an allowance of at least £500 a year. OK. For study expenses
    8.We were put on short allowance. NO idea.
    9.The allowance of petrol has been reduced by three quarters. OK Benefit given give for something.
    10.His parents send him a monthly allowance. OK. Money paid regularly for specific purpose.
    11.We have allowed for twenty people. OK Made provision for.
    12.The jurney usually takes a fortnights, but you must allow for delays caused by bad weather .OK. to consider the possible facts, problems, involved when making a plan/ calculation/judgment:
    13.He allowed himself no meat. OK not permitted to eat
    14.We allowed for the difference in age. OK. Taken into consideration
    15.We must allow for shrinkage. OK as above
    16.They allowed an hour for lunch. OK Permission to leave the place of work
    17.Our financial situation allows of no unnecessary expenditures. OK. Does not permit extravagance.
    18.We allowed the children to go to the park. OK Permitted.
    19.I must alow that he is capable. Seems unusual


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
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    Re: collocations of "allow" and "allowance"

    Hi Sarat_106,

    Thank you for your gratuitous co-operation. I express a high opinion of your assistance.

    Here are a few examples for explanation of the usage of the expression “put on short allowance”:

    SEC.3 And be it further enacted, That every ship or vessel bound on a voyage from the United States to any port on the continent of Europe, at the time of leaving the last port whence such ship or vessel shall sail, shall have on board, well secured under deck, at least sixty gallons of water, one hundred pounds of salted provisions, one gallon of vinegar, and one hundreds pounds of wholesome ship bread, for each and every passenger on board such ship or vessel, over and above such other provisions, stores, and live stock as may be put on board by such master or passenger for their use, or that of the crew of such ship or vessel; and in like proportion for a shorter or longer voyage; and if the passengers, on board of such ship or vessel in which the proportion of provisions herein directed shall not have been provided, shall at any time be put on short allowance, in water, flesh, vinegar, or bread, during any voyage aforesaid, the master and owner of such ship or vessel shall severally pay to each and every passenger who shall have been put on short allowance as aforesaid, the sum of three dollars for each and every day they may have been on such short allowance; to be recovered in the same manner as seamen's wages are, or may be, recovered.

    ... every passenger who shall have been put on short allowance the sum of three dollars for each and every day they may have been on such short allowance, ...

    An allowance of good, wholesome, and proper food, with a reasonable quantity of fresh provisions, which food shall be equal in value to one and a half navy rations of the United States, and of fresh water, not less than four quarts per day, shall be furnished each of such passengers. Three meals shall be served daily, at regular and stated hours, of which hours sufficient notice shall be given. If any such passengers shall at any time during the voyage be put on short allowance for food and water, the master of the vessel shall pay to each passenger three dollars for each and every day the passenger may have been put on short allowance, except in case of accidents, where the captain is obliged to put the passengers on short allowance.

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Sarat_106,

    Thank you for your gratuitous co-operation. I express a high opinion of your assistance.

    Here are a few examples for explanation of the usage of the expression “put on short allowance”:

    SEC.3 And be it further enacted, That every ship or vessel bound on a voyage from the United States to any port on the continent of Europe, at the time of leaving the last port whence such ship or vessel shall sail, shall have on board, well secured under deck, at least sixty gallons of water, one hundred pounds of salted provisions, one gallon of vinegar, and one hundreds pounds of wholesome ship bread, for each and every passenger on board such ship or vessel, over and above such other provisions, stores, and live stock as may be put on board by such master or passenger for their use, or that of the crew of such ship or vessel; and in like proportion for a shorter or longer voyage; and if the passengers, on board of such ship or vessel in which the proportion of provisions herein directed shall not have been provided, shall at any time be put on short allowance, in water, flesh, vinegar, or bread, during any voyage aforesaid, the master and owner of such ship or vessel shall severally pay to each and every passenger who shall have been put on short allowance as aforesaid, the sum of three dollars for each and every day they may have been on such short allowance; to be recovered in the same manner as seamen's wages are, or may be, recovered.

    ... every passenger who shall have been put on short allowance the sum of three dollars for each and every day they may have been on such short allowance, ...

    An allowance of good, wholesome, and proper food, with a reasonable quantity of fresh provisions, which food shall be equal in value to one and a half navy rations of the United States, and of fresh water, not less than four quarts per day, shall be furnished each of such passengers. Three meals shall be served daily, at regular and stated hours, of which hours sufficient notice shall be given. If any such passengers shall at any time during the voyage be put on short allowance for food and water, the master of the vessel shall pay to each passenger three dollars for each and every day the passenger may have been put on short allowance, except in case of accidents, where the captain is obliged to put the passengers on short allowance.

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    Regards,

    V.
    Hi Vil, Thank you for providing necessary context to the expression Put on short allowance. I was not sure about its application and thinking that it might be reduced provision but it is not so as seen from the text. As a matter of fact it is total absence of the provision- not supplied with provision of the specified quantity of food and water per day to a passenger of the ship during voyage.

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