afford

Eastt

Senior Member
Georgian
Hello all

Is there any difference in meaning to say "I can buy this car" and "I can afford to buy this car"

Thanks
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'Afford' is about the amount of money. I have enough money. There might be other reasons why I can't buy the car: I have no room to keep it, or it's illegal to sell them to foreigners, etc.
     

    Eastt

    Senior Member
    Georgian
    So "I can afford to buy this car" just means to have enough money for the car but does not state if you can buy the car
    I got it right?
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Normally the only problem is money. My other examples were strange. Normally, if you can afford to buy the car, you can buy it. I think we'd usually say 'afford' here.
     
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