allegation / claim

Discussion in 'English Only' started by as_99, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. as_99 Senior Member

    I would the difference between the allegation and claim and which one is suitable for the following sentence:

    "This result is consistent with the allegation / claim stated in the previous chapter."

    Please advise
  2. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    Either one could be suitable. It depends upon exactly what it was that 'this result' is consistent with. More context is needed . . .
  3. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    Also: What was said in the last chapter? An allegation is not the same as a claim. (Check the WR dictionary.)

    Did you leave out a word or phrase?
  4. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English

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