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    Default fulfil one'e obligation

    Does native speaker say
    fulfil one's obligation?
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    She was allowed not to fulfil her obligation in school holidays.

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    Default Re: fulfil one'e obligation

    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    Does native speaker say
    fulfil one's obligation?
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    She was allowed not to fulfil her obligation in school holidays.
    This is almost the same as your other post. "She was not required to fulfill her obligation during the school holidays" or "She didnīt have to fulfill her obligation......"

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    Default Re: fulfil one'e obligation

    Thanks. But is it accepted for native speakers to say "be allowed not to do sth."? For example,
    She was allowed not to fulfil her obligation.

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    Default Re: fulfil one'e obligation

    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    Thanks. But is it accepted for native speakers to say "be allowed not to do sth."? For example,
    She was allowed not to fulfil her obligation.
    Itīs awkward, but seems to me to be correct. I would be interested to hear other opinions. My previous suggestions and "she was released from her obligation" are more practical ways of expressing this.

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    Default Re: fulfil one'e obligation

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Itīs awkward, but seems to me to be correct. I would be interested to hear other opinions. My previous suggestions and "she was released from her obligation" are more practical ways of expressing this.
    I have the same feeling as you - I understand the meaning but it sounds awkward. Maybe it is because "not allowed to" is so common, hearing "allowed not to" is just jarring. Just a guess though.

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