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    grants additional borrowing authority vs grants additional borrowing to authority

    The $9.7 billion bill grants additional borrowing authority to National Flood Insurance Program to pay 115,000 pending claims.
    Is the above sentence missing the preposition "to"? I mean that we use the preposition in "
    grants additional borrowing to authority".
    The $9.7 billion bill grants additional borrowing to authority to National Flood Insurance Program to pay 115,000 pending claims.


    Last edited by anhnha; 08-Jan-2013 at 17:27. Reason: mistake

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    Re: grants additional borrowing authority vs grants additional borrowing to authorit

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    The $9.7 billion bill grants additional borrowing authority to National Flood Insurance Program to pay 115,000 pending claims.
    Is the above sentence missing the preposition "to"? I mean that we the preposition in "
    grants additional borrowing to authority".
    The $9.7 billion bill grants additional borrowing to authority to National Flood Insurance Program to pay 115,000 pending claims.


    No, but it's not a very clear sentence. The bill grants the National Flood Insurance Program additional authority to borrow money. In other words the NFIP is being given the right to borrow more money than they were previously allowed.

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    Re: grants additional borrowing authority vs grants additional borrowing to authorit

    I thin you're (anhnha) interpreting 'authority' as some kind or organizational entity (like 'the Water Authority'). Here it is just 'permission': ' It says, put simply,'You can go ahead and settle those claims' - the $9.7 billion bill grants to National Flood Insurance Program additional borrowing authority to pay 115,000 pending claims.'

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    Re: grants additional borrowing authority vs grants additional borrowing to authorit

    Thank you all,
    I thin you're (anhnha) interpreting 'authority' as some kind or organizational entity (like 'the Water Authority'). Here it is just 'permission': ' It says, put simply,'You can go ahead and settle those claims' - the $9.7 billion bill grants to National Flood Insurance Program additional borrowing authority to pay 115,000 pending claims.'
    Well, you are right! I misunderstood the word "authority" as you said. Now it is clear and I have no problem with it.

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