View Poll Results: To obtain a loan ________, bring at least two valid IDs and your completed loan forms to the account

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    To obtain a loan _________, bring at least two valid IDs and your completed loan forms to the accounts officer.
    which word correctly fit in the blank, permit or permission?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggomad
    To obtain a loan _________, bring at least two valid IDs and your completed loan forms to the accounts officer.
    which word correctly fit in the blank, permit or permission?
    permission is often followed by "to", and it means, consent, authorization.

    The noun permit means, a document giving permission to do something. :D e.g., driver's permit, building permit, alcohol permit, gun permit, fishing permit, pilot's permit, and so on. :D

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    I'd say 'permission for a loan'. A bank is not like an authority that would issue a 'work permit', etc.

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    Thanks Cas and Tdol,

    Even the two teachers here seem to have different opinions. Tdol seems to have a point, which I suppose so as well. I would like to hear from Cas on tdol's opinion.

    In addition, the above question focus on choosing between two choices only. I think a 'loan approval' is far better than those two choice above. Will you agree, Casiopea?

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    Of the choices, I'd go for 'permit'as 'permission' is uncountable, but I'd prefer to rephrase it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggomad
    Thanks Cas and Tdol,

    Even the two teachers here seem to have different opinions. Tdol seems to have a point, which I suppose so as well. I would like to hear from Cas on tdol's opinion.

    In addition, the above question focus on choosing between two choices only. I think a 'loan approval' is far better than those two choice above. Will you agree, Casiopea?
    I like tdol's suggestion a lot. Rephrasing is the way to go. As for 'a loan approval', it's OK, but 'approval for a loan' would be my choice:

    To obtain approval for a loan, bring at least two valid IDs and your completed loan forms to the accounts officer.

    Of the two choices given, though, permit and permission, 'permit' is my choice. It's a thing, a piece of paper. :wink:

    To obtain a loan permit, bring at least two (pieces of) valid ID and your completed loan forms to the accounts officer. Afterwards, bring all documents plus a fee amounting to a year's salary to a designated bank in your area!

    We obtain such wonders as loan permits in Japan! Oh, the red-tape we go through here. I tell ya...

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    Thanks tdol for the point that never came to me -uncountable noun.

    Ciao.

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    Wow, I got Cas's complete reply, too. It helps me A LOT!

    You really make my day!

    Ciao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggomad
    Wow, I got Cas's complete reply, too. It helps me A LOT!

    You really make my day!

    Ciao.
    You made my day, too. :D

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