The allocation of _____?

😦 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 funds, funding, 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!

@eapguru

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2 comments

  1. Agni Yudit

    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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