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What is the difference between aloud and allowed?
Aloud means out loud.
Allowed means permitted.
Aloud or Allowed?
The words aloud
sound similar and are sometimes confused.
The adverb aloud
means out loud
and refers to sound (almost always speech).
- Please do
not read aloud. You're disturbing everyone else in the library.
- The public are not keen on lip-syncing; therefore, medal hopefuls must all learn to sing the national anthem aloud.
is the past tense of the verb to allow
, which means to permit
is synonymous with (the same as) permitted
- Small amounts of baby formula and breast milk are allowed in the aircraft cabin if a baby or small child is traveling.
- I am not aloud to go to the party on Saturday.
(should be allowed)
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Getting Aloud and Allowed Wrong Is a Howler
Those with English as a second language are more prone to confusing aloud and allowed. A native English
speaker confusing these words constitutes a grammatical howler.
Out Loud Not Out Loudly
The term out loud
is an adverbial phrase
. The term is not out loudly
. For example:
Read more about LOL than you'll ever need to know
- LOL means Laugh Out Loud.
- LOL means Laugh Out Loudly.
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