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    #1

    Unhappy I cannot afford to think about that.

    I often see "afford" when there is financial difficulty or there is no time.

    But can I use "afford" mentally?

    For example, when I'm so tired because of working overtime,
    then, I've got some problem at home.
    In that case, can I say "I cannot afford to handle it or worry about it."?

    Also, when you say " I cannot afford it" (when you ommit "to"),
    does it mean there is financial difficulty?

    Could you please tell me?

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    #2

    Re: I cannot afford to think about that.

    I am not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    I often see "afford" when there is financial difficulty or there is no time.

    But can I use "afford" mentally?

    For example, when I'm so tired because of working overtime,
    then, I've got some problem at home.
    In that case, can I say "I cannot afford to handle it or worry about it."?

    "I can't afford to worry about it." Yes.

    Also, when you say " I cannot afford it" (when you ommit "to"),
    does it mean there is financial difficulty?

    I believe so.

    Could you please tell me?

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    #3

    Smile Re: I cannot afford to think about that.

    Many thanks for your reply!!

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