Correct spelling, explanation: the word afford is very commonly used in the English language. You should know that it originates from the Old English word gefeordan, which meant to forgive, to allow, to grant. Over time, the meaning of afford evolved to mean to be able to do or bear something without difficulty, especially in a financial sense. This sense of the word first appeared in Middle English around the 14th century. You can’t spell it as
Definition of afford:
verb, to provide an opportunity for something to happen or to offer something to someone
The new community center will afford local youth an opportunity to participate in a variety of after-school programs and activities.
The scholarship will afford deserving students the chance to pursue higher education, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Collocations with afford:
Some most commonly used collocations include: afford a view, afford a mistake, afford a smile
The penthouse apartment affords a beautiful view of the city skyline.
As a beginner, he couldn’t afford to make too many mistakes while learning to play the piano.
Even though she was nervous, she afforded a smile to show her confidence.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: you can’t spell the word afford as
aford, because that would be a mistake. It should be written with a double -f consonant. This error may occur due to the fact that the pronunciation doesn’t clearly suggest whether afford should be spelled with two -f letters or just one. Try to avoid this mistake and remember that the only correct version is afford.
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