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    #1

    The right verb collocation for "money"...

    Hi,

    I was wondering if the following list could be commonly used with money, hoping they fit the sentence below.

    The decided to.................... more money for books/clothes/etc.

    allocate
    allot
    assign
    specify
    devote
    set aside

    (I'm not sure if all of them can be used in such cases, or at least I don't understand the context where each might be more commonly used! )

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    #2

    Re: The right verb collocation for "money"...

    She decided to set aside more money for books/clothes.

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    #3

    Re: The right verb collocation for "money"...

    Thanks. Actually, it was a typo (and meant to be "they"). Any idea about the usage and register of other choices above, please?

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    #4

    Re: The right verb collocation for "money"...

    "Allocate" also works, but it's a little formal.

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    #5

    Re: The right verb collocation for "money"...

    If I used "allocate", I would use "to", not "for".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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