| - Tim Lake |
“Afford” is a verb. It has one main meaning and is usually used with can or could. Let’s find out.
The verb “afford” means have enough money to pay for.
+ I love to, but I can’t afford it.
+ The house was perfect, but it was more than we could afford.
+ The best he could afford was a tiny first floor apartment.
+ Don’t worry she can afford it.
+ Let’s look at the finances and see how much we can afford.
+ Organic food is a luxury that only middle-class people can afford.
An additional meaning of “afford” is having something, such as time or money, available or to spare.
+ I’m sorry I can’t afford to spend any more time on it.
+ He could only afford about half an hour to talk about it.
+ I can’t afford to be patient too long.
+ We’ve been training hard because we can’t afford to lose this match.
The pronunciation is / əˈfɔːd /.
This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.
この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。