The revenues resulting from the tax amnesty could compensate the temporary loss of revenues deriving from the transition.
‘Compensate‘ offers three possibilities:
The use of compensate in the opening example implies that a ‘loss’ is a person – “..compensate the temporary loss of revenues..”! This is clearly impossible. However we can easily correct the sentence:
You also need to be careful when using the noun compensation:
Finally, many of the examples at forbetterenglish.com show ‘compensate‘ used in passive voice.
Compensation often comes in the form of money, but if you have experience of other kinds of compensation, please comment below!
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