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    collocation

    I am inquiring about collocation, "to apply for a credit." Although "to apply for a credit" is not normally used, in American English it is possible to use it. In, http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/ there is an excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle (a very reputable newspaper) which reads, " ...who didn't, but who would qualify based on their 2001 income, can apply for a credit when they file their 2001 taxes." Granted, this is not commonly used, but it is indeed used.
    My question is, is this collocation also allowed or possible in British English as well?

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    Peter
    Last edited by teechar; 15-Feb-2017 at 22:11. Reason: added spaces

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    Re: collocation

    Hello peter.cole60, and welcome to the forum.
    Yes, in that context, "credit" would be a countable noun in most (if not all) varieties of English.

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    Re: collocation

    It's talking about a "tax credit."

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