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    Hi,

    Is it possible to use "afford" in the following situations, please?

    "I can't afford your wasteful behavior anymore."

    "I can't afford having such an irresponsible son."

    "I can't afford buying such an expensive car".

    "I can't afford traveling to ABC every month."

    "I can't afford saying 'no' to my boss and risking losing my job".


    Thanks!

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    In each of your -ing examples, I would write the 'to' form.

    I can't afford to travel ... for example.

    {not a teacher}

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