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    Default 'can afford '

    1) I can afford to go on a holiday.

    2) I can afford going on a holiday.

    Are the both correct? Can I switch these?

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    Default Re: 'can afford '

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    I'm not a teacher
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    (1) is correct.

    Longman - afford:
    ! Afford can be followed by an infinitive with 'to', but not an -ing form: I can't afford to buy (NOT can't afford buying/can't afford buy) a car.

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