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    which one sounds stronger?

    Hi, May I ask which one sounds stronger? "permission" or "approval"

    It is about the school course regulation, so I'm wondering either "apply for the premission of sth" or "apply for the approval of sth" is better for the situation.

    many thanks!!

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    Re: which one sounds stronger?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninawho View Post
    Hi, May I ask which one sounds stronger? "permission" or "approval"

    It is about the school course regulation, so I'm wondering either "apply for the premission of sth" or "apply for the approval of sth" is better for the situation.

    many thanks!!
    It depends. They're not the same. If you actually have to ask someone's permission to do something, then you cannot do it without that permission.

    If you're only looking for their approval, that suggests that you might do it anyway even if the person doesn't approve it. Normally, it's a bad idea to do something without approval but some people might do it anyway.

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    Re: which one sounds stronger?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninawho View Post
    Hi, May I ask which one sounds stronger? "permission" or "approval"

    It is about the school course regulation, so I'm wondering either "apply for the premission permission of sth" or "apply for the approval of sth" is better for the situation.

    many thanks!!
    I like "approval" as more businesslike/formal in your example.

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    Re: which one sounds stronger?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It depends. They're not the same. If you actually have to ask someone's permission to do something, then you cannot do it without that permission.

    If you're only looking for their approval, that suggests that you might do it anyway even if the person doesn't approve it. Normally, it's a bad idea to do something without approval but some people might do it anyway.
    thanks!! this is helpful!

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