Not aloud to laugh…

Oh how very true.  I have suffered badly from this one...

Oh how very true. I have suffered badly from this one…

However grammar is no laughing matter…

The words ‘aloud’ and ‘allowed’ sound similar and are sometimes confused.

Aloud

The adverb ‘aloud’ means ‘out loud’ and refers to sound (almost always speech).

Examples:

Please do not read aloud. You’re disturbing everyone else in the library.

The public are not keen on lip-syncing; therefore, medal hopefuls must all learn to sing the national anthem aloud.

Allowed

‘Allowed’ is the past tense of the verb ‘to allow’, which means ‘to permit’.  ‘Allowed’ is synonymous with (the same as) ‘permitted’.

Examples:

Small amounts of baby formula and breast milk are allowed in the aircraft cabin if a baby or small child is traveling.

I am not aloud to go to the party on Saturday.
(should be allowed)

 

(I love copy and paste!) (thank you http://www.grammar-monster.com) (And I do realise that my grammar is not perfect and this post is meant in good fun…) xxx R xxx

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