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The public library allocated the revenues it received from the recently passed tax initiative to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers.


(A) to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(B) in order to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(C) so as to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(D) so that more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers could be purchased

(E) for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

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(A) to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers --> Correct, "allocate to" is the correct idiom

(B) in order to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(C) so as to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(D) so that more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers could be purchased

(E) for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

Hence, A.
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The public library allocated the revenues it received from the recently passed tax initiative to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers.


(A) to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers --> correct : "allocate A to B" is correct idiom

(B) in order to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(C) so as to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(D) so that more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers could be purchased

(E) for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers
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The public library allocated the revenues it received from the recently passed tax initiative to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers.


(A) to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(B) in order to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(C) so as to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(D) so that more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers could be purchased

(E) for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers


"allocate to" --> when you allocate someone something.
"allocate for" --> when you allocate something for some purpose

I think option E is correct
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Hey,
Shouldnt the answer be for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers? you allocate money to someone for doing certain things....could anyone please tell me if I am going wrong?
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Shouldnt the answer be for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers? you allocate money to someone for doing certain things....could anyone please tell me if I am going wrong?

"Attribute for" in option E is not a correct idiom, though the option looks alluring and parallel, it does not rectfiy the idiom error.

Whereas, in Option A "purchasing" is a gerund form of verb acting as a noun, and the correct idiom is "Attribute to + Noun"

Therefore, A over E.
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Shouldnt the answer be for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers? you allocate money to someone for doing certain things....could anyone please tell me if I am going wrong?

"Attribute for" in option E is not a correct idiom, though the option looks alluring and parallel, it does not rectfiy the idiom error.

Whereas, in Option A "purchasing" is a gerund form of verb acting as a noun, and the correct idiom is "Attribute to + Noun"

Therefore, A over E.


Mate I think "allocate for" can be correct...

allocate- to give something to someone as their share of a total amount, to use in a particular way:

The government is allocating £10 million for health education.


As project leader, you will have to allocate people jobs/allocate jobs to people.

It is not the job of the investigating committee to allocate blame for the disaster/to allocate blame to individuals.

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The local council has decided not to allocate funds for the project.

The president has agreed to allocate further funds to develop the new submarine.

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are ten marks allocated to every question.

Try to allocate yourself a set time each day to practise your exercises.

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/dictiona ... h/allocate

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"allocate to" --> when you allocate someone something.
"allocate for" --> when you allocate something for some purpose

I agree that option A is correct because we have "allocate to" + noun, but how is option E wrong here?

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allocate to and allocate for both are correct form but since this is complete independent sentence

(E) for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers
Purchase verb create ambiguity so option will be correct
A) to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

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Hi,

Kindly explain why allocate to is the better choice than allocate for?
From what I know:
Allocate to is used when you give the a task to a person
allocate for is when you demarcate something for a particular task

Also, is there any other way to solve this question without considering the idiom?

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The public library allocated the revenues it received from the recently passed tax initiative to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers.


(A) to the purchasing of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(B) in order to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(C) so as to purchase more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers

(D) so that more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers could be purchased

(E) for the purchase of more than two thousand books, fifty journal subscriptions, and fifteen computers


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The original sentence is less than poetic, but it makes no grammatical errors that would require its elimination. The sentence describes the allocation of funds to new purchases and you're looking for the correct expression of those purchases. The answer choices most clearly differ at the beginning so you can start there: is it acceptable to begin the underlined portion with any of these options? No, because the verb allocated needs to be followed by to in order to be used correctly and only answer choice (A) creates that proper idiom. Be careful not to get lost in the sentence or the answer choices and overlook the requirements created by the nonunderlined portion of the sentence. Even though (A) isn't a perfect choice, it's the only correct one.

An 800 test taker always identifies the grammatically correct choices before considering the effectiveness of expression. The correct choice will always contain correct grammar, if not stellar style.
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