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Today’s word of the day exercise is



This is a much more formal variation of give and is similar in meaning to assign. It is particularly useful when you are writing about projects and money when need to decide how funds or resources should be allocated.

Forms of the word




Using the word 

allocated to/for: A large proportion of the budget needs to be allocated to research and development.

allocation of : There is often controversy about the allocation of tickets for major sporting events such as the Olympics.

time/resources/money etc: If more time and resources were allocated to this problem, it would quickly be resolved.

according to: Housing should be allocated according to need rather than according to income.




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One Response to Allocate

  1. Md Sohan October 21, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Dear Mr Cole,

    Thanks for your continuous reply. It would be very helpful for mine if you provide at least two exercise in a day.


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