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    Is 'should afford' correct in following sentence

    As the amount of money parents earn is limited, they 'should afford' essential things at first?

    I want to know your opinion from grammer point of view and vocabulary point of view.
    What other proper phrase could be used instead.

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    Re: Is 'should afford' correct in following sentence

    "Grammar" is spelled with an "ar."

    You should check the definition of "afford." It does not mean to purchase something.

    They should purchase essential things first. (Note: "First," not "at first.")

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    Re: Is 'should afford' correct in following sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by yabi View Post
    As the amount of money parents earn is limited, they 'should afford' essential things at first?

    I want to know your opinion from grammer point of view and vocabulary point of view.
    What other proper phrase could be used instead.
    They should 'buy' essential things first. "Afford" doesn't work there. They can't afford more than the essentials at first, so it doesn't make sense to say that they should or shouldn't afford them.

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