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    #1

    to the extent my bank balance allows me

    Hello.

    Have I used "bank balance" correctly and naturally in this sentence? Does it work?

    I follow the latest fashion trends to the extent my bank balance allows me.

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    #2

    Re: to the extent my bank balance allows me

    You might change "follow." That just implies that you watch trends. The second part of the sentence implies that you actually buy things.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: to the extent my bank balance allows me

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    You might change "follow." That just implies that you watch trends. The second part of the sentence implies that you actually buy things.
    What verb should I use?

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    #4

    Re: to the extent my bank balance allows me

    Perhaps:

    I keep up with the latest trends (buying this and that) as my bank balance allows.
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    #5

    Re: to the extent my bank balance allows me

    Does this work?

    I try to buy the latest fashion trends items to the extent my bank balance allows me.

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    #6

    Re: to the extent my bank balance allows me

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Does this work?

    I try to buy the latest fashions trends items to the extent my bank balance allows me.
    Now it does!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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