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    'The government should provide tax break for families with more than three children'.

    In this context, is 'provide' appropriate?

    Also,

    Is 'The government should allow families with more than three children to break tax.' wrong?

    Is 'break tax' wrong?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man
    'The government should provide tax break for families with more than three children'.

    In this context, is 'provide' appropriate?

    Also,

    Is 'The government should allow families with more than three children to break tax.' wrong?

    Is 'break tax' wrong?

    Thank you.
    A tax break is a very common phrase. It's a break fom having to pay taxes.
    It means that the government should make it easier on multi-child families by having them pay less in taxes.

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    Marylin, thank you.

    >A tax break is a very common phrase. It's a break fom having to pay taxes.
    >It means that the government should make it easier on multi-child families by >having them pay less in taxes.

    So,,, how can I use the phrase?

    For example, is the sentence 'the government should allow multi-child families tax break.' correct?

    'Allow tax break' is OK?

    Or 'provide tax break' is better?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Perhaps,,, though this might be simple, 'allow multi-families to pay less taxes' is
    better?

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    I'd say 'give someone a tax break', but 'provide' would be OK. I'm not very taken with 'allow' as they have to create the conditions for a tax break- there's a change in the rules, rather than just permission, IMO.

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    Default Re: tax break

    For example, is the sentence 'the government should allow multi-child families tax break.' correct?

    'Allow tax break' is OK?

    allow for a tax break sounds better. It means to make room for, permit ...


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