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give permission

This page is about the collocation give permission

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to allow or permit somebody to do something

For example

  • Did your parents give you permission to go to the party?

  • You can't protest in the street unless you've been given permission by the council first.

Note:
Related collocations include "get/have permission to do sth" and "get/have permission from sb"

Quick Quiz

If her parents don't give her permission to get married, she'll have to

a. wait until she's an adult

b. give them permission instead

c. get her boyfriend's permission

Contributor: Matt Errey