allocation

The allocation of _____?

Posted by on April 9th, 2016 | 2 responses | academic writing, collocation, dana, grammar, IELTS, Task 1, Task 2, vocabulary, writing

Preserving endangered languages may trigger negative sentiments about the allocation of fundings.

It’s probably best to think of this as a collocation / vocabulary problem.
First of all ‘funding’ is uncountable and so we can’t put an ‘s’ on it. Secondly, when you’re talking about money, allocation collocates with fundsfunding, and money:

  • Preserving endangered languages may trigger negative sentiments about the allocation of funds.

Making a noun phrase – allocation of funds – rather than a verb phrase, was a good strategy. You just need to be more careful with collocation inside nominal groups. Online tools can be enormously helpful in situations like this!

2 responses to “The allocation of _____?”

  1. Agni Yudit says:

    I’ve found this is an interesting and usefull blog for me to learning for academic english also IELTS, thanks for the inventor 🙂 I’ve found difficulties in collocation of vocabulary and how to understand of using verb + verb patterns because there are several verb have to follow by to-infinitive while the other verbs are follow by (+ preposition) + – ing. How can we differentiate each other when we use them in an essay ? Thanks.

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