extend / provide

Wang

New Member
Chinese / Taiwan
Could somebody tell me what is the different between "extend" and "provide" ?

Thank you in advance.

(1a) The school provides scholarship to you.
(1b) The school extends scholarship to you.

and

(2a) If you pass the exam, the school will provide scholarship.
(2b) If you pass the exam, the school will extend scholarship.
 
  • Moogey

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Wang said:
    Could somebody tell me what is the different between "extend" and "provide" is?

    Thank you in advance.

    (1a) The school provides scholarships to you.
    (1b) The school extends scholarships to you. :cross:

    and

    (2a) If you pass the exam, the school will provide (you) (with) a scholarship.
    (2b) If you pass the exam, the school will extend a scholarship. :cross:
    Hi Wang,

    The use of "extend" doesn't make sense to me in either example. You can extend gratitude and extend a visit, but I don't think it works. I don't think the various definitions for the word agree with this usage. I would only use "offer" or "provide" here.

    -M
     

    panjandrum

    Occasional Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Provide to?
    This is an unusual colocation - so your first sentence sounds strange.
    The school provides scholarships.
    or
    The school provides scholarships for <students who fulfil the criteria>.
     
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