I’ve given him a month’s worth of subsistence allowance.

thetazuo

Senior Member
Chinese - China
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Context: A father has given his son some money so the son can use the money to buy a month’s worth of food.

So can the father say the following sentences?
1) I’ve given him a month’s worth of subsistence allowance.
2) I’ve paid for a month’s worth of his meals.

Thank you.
 
  • coiffe

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English
    #2 is fine, but I find #1 a bit strange. Is "subsistence allowance" a compound noun? Is "month's worth of subsistence" an adjective phrase? I would reword this to something like:

    I've given him an allowance which will feed him for a month.
     
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