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"chosen to receive" or "allowed to receive"? after about ten minutes,she said.“Oh,that’s why I can’t find it in our system.You should have received a phone call a few days ago that your layaway was paid off by a secret Santa.”I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! This kind of story only happens in the news.Why was my family ________ to receive such a blessing? This test question continues the cloze test I asked about a moment ago. May I ask why should I say "chosen to receive" rather than "allowed to receive"? Thank you.
Oct 31, 2016 10:12 AM
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"Chosen to receive" means that the family was selected. "Allowed to receive" means that the family had permission, as if they satisfied a criteria or passed a test in order to receive a gift.
October 31, 2016
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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English, Japanese