designated

CORALINNA

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brasil
All the money from the selling of the books was designated to charity.

Is it correct to say "designated" meaning that all the money went to charity?
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    Yes, but the original poster said that all the money went to charity, not that all the money was intended to go to charity. That's why I think designated doesn't work here.
     

    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Yes, but the original poster said that all the money went to charity, not that all the money was intended to go to charity. That's why I think designated doesn't work here.
    Right; if the OP means to say "went," then "designated" is perhaps not strong enough or not clear enough.
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    Then The Newt's answer is best. You could also say "are earmarked for charity" or simply "All proceeds from sales of the book will go to charity". We just have to trust that the person will follow through on that promise.
     
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