Bеtsy is not pеrmіttеd to... Bеtsy is not pеrmіttеd to comе hеrе. & Bеtsy is not allowеd to comе hеrе. What is the difference?
Feb 12, 2016 7:22 AM
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To me, "permitted" sounds more formal. It also sounds like a temporary thing as well. "Betsy is not permitted to go in here." sounds like Betsy needs the "permission" of someone in order to do so. "not allowed" sounds like a permanent thing. Kids aren't "allowed" to to drive a car. The man wasn't permitted to go backstage to meet his favorite musicians. All in all, they're pretty equal! I hope I explained the technical differences as well as a native speaker can; in conversation, either will work smoothly :)
February 12, 2016
The two words "allowed" and "permitted" are synonyms. They mean the same thing These two sentences are saying the same thing, "Betsy cannot come here."
February 12, 2016
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