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.
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