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Questions with the verb afford

20 examples:

Can we afford it?

Can we afford it now?

Can we afford a new car?

Can you afford the time for it?

How can you afford another suit?

How much can you afford to lose?

How can you afford a place like this?

How can you afford something like this?

Can you afford to take a holiday this summer?

Who can afford to buy such an expensive house?

A beggar himself, can he afford to have one asking for alms at his door?
(Indian proverb)

How can he and his wife afford it?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Can you afford to throw away $2,000 a year?
(NBC Today, )

Can you afford her trillion dollar tax plan?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Can you afford to have the same lax attitude there?
(ZDNet US, )

Can I afford the “perfect” gift for everyone on my list?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Can you afford all threecan you afford not to include them?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

If SoundCloud really wants $1 billion, who could afford to take that risk?
(Forbes - Business, )

Should people who can afford to stash £1.25million in their pension pot still get tax relief on anything more than that?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

At first blush, it looks like something that is only for the very rich—who can afford to give away $100,000 a year to charity?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Negative questions with the verb afford

2 examples:

Will it lower the cost or continue to rake in billions of dollars in expense of Hepatitis C patients who cannot afford it?
(Tech Times - Health, )

Would federal officials really withhold billions of dollars meant to help educate children who can't afford to go to school?
(Emma Brown in The Independent - World News, )

Sentences with the verb afford

96 examples:

Are you able to afford the time for it?

I can afford it.

I can afford to be patient.

I'm not sure I can afford it.

I can afford no further delay.

At last we can afford a house.

I can afford one, but not both.

We may not be able to afford it.

You can afford to speak frankly.

I wish I could afford to rent it!

This car was so cheap that he could afford it.

Tom can afford to buy Mary anything she wants.

As soon as I can afford to buy a house, I will.

Nowadays few people can afford to employ a maid.

He can afford the time to play the guitar though.

Tom told me that he could afford another divorce.

I plan to buy a new car as soon as I can afford one.

I'll be able to afford a week's vacation this summer.

He can afford to buy a house, to say nothing of a car.

You could afford to buy one of those if you wanted to.

You should put aside some money when you can afford to.

I can afford neither the time nor the money for a trip.

Tom doesn't know how Mary was able to afford a new car.

I can afford to say what I wish.
(Paul Getty)

Very few people can afford to be poor.
(George Bernard Shaw)

We can afford almost any mistake once.
(Joe E. Lewis)

Don't bet more than you can afford to lose.
(Spanish proverb)

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.
(Robert Jackson)

Whenever I can afford to do something, I do it.
(Thurston Moore)

If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.
(Norman Ralph Augustine)

As soon as I can afford a studio space, I'll paint again.
(Max Cannon)

For a good dinner and a gentle wife you can afford to wait.
(Danish proverb)

One may be generous at heart, but may not be able to afford it.
(Kashmiri proverb)

A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
(Frank Howard Clark)

I have no faith, very little hope, and as much charity as I can afford.
(Thomas H. Huxley)

It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks.
(Pierre Auguste Renoir)

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
(Christy Romano)

Choice has always been a privilege of those who could afford to pay for it.
(Ellen Frankfort)

Things really began to move for us. In 1953 I could afford to marry Doreen.
(Ernie Wise)

If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
(Cheyenne proverb)

Not too many people can afford for the wife to stay home and raise the kids.
(Eric Braeden)

With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.
(Placido Domingo)

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
(Henry David Thoreau)

When I go out with Journey, it is a complete cakewalk. I can afford my own bus.
(Neil Schon)

Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
(Anthony Trollope)

You could afford your house without the government if it weren't for the government.
(Rush Limbaugh)

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

In Biblical times, a man could have as many wives as he could afford. Just like today.
(Abigail Van Buren)

Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
(Calvin Coolidge)

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
(Winston Churchill)

In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one.
(Roy Hattersley)

The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
(Sam Snead)

There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot.
(Derek Bok)

There is so much that we need to do for our country. I don't think that we can afford to wait.
(Daw Aung San Suu Kyi)

Will people have enough savings when they leave the workforce to afford a comfortable retirement?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Italian club Juventus have sold Paul Pogba for €105m - so how long would Italians have to work to afford him in a country with record levels of poverty?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

You can afford a car again.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Now, a Ducati you can afford.
(Tech Times - Future Tech, )

Assuming you can afford it, of course.
(Tech Times - Future Tech, )

Many residents may not be able to afford to stay.
(USA Today - National, )

Love is a wonderful thing -- if you can afford it.
(USA Today - Money, )

But he could afford a Ford Fiesta every three hours.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

They extract money from those least able to afford it.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

'You need to be able to afford to buy good-quality food.
(Ian Johnston in The Independent - Science, )

Color us surprised and jealous of those who can afford it.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Aaron Simpson's your man - but only If you can afford him.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

These high-efficiency machines come at a price you can afford.
(USA Today - Money, )

But you might need to win the lottery to be able to afford one.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

People want money so they can afford more of life's indulgences.
(CNN - World Business, )

Accredited is a fancy way of saying you can afford to take a hit.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Ronda Rousey also hopes she can afford a ticket to the May 2 fight.
(USA Today - Sports, )

We all crave a home at a price we can afford in a place we want to live.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Middle-class buyers see fewer homes for sale that they can afford to buy.
(USA Today - Money, )

We use it decide who is "rich" and who is not. "Oh, they can afford that.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

So he's turned to part-time work and fundraising to afford the road to Rio.
(NBC Today, )

Sip away on some of these classy bottles of bubbly — if you can afford it.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

And you should only place a bet on them if you can afford to lose your stake.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Leaf-peeping is just one of the gorgeous autumn getaways you can afford this year.
(Fox News - Travel, )

For those who can afford it, there’s also the question of whether to buy or rent.
(The New York Times - Business, )

It’s either a great time to buy a house, or you’ll never be able to afford one.
(CNBC, )

Most folks do all the math they can find online about how much house they can afford.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The average homebuyer say they can afford a future mortgage payment of £780 a month.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

When you are two wins from the Stanley Cup finals you can afford to be casual and coy.
(The New York Times - Hockey, )

Following the restaurant chain's Thursday earnings report it is clear it can afford it.
(Forbes - Business, )

The Chicago Bulls may not be able to afford to keep veteran Luol Deng after this season.
(USA Today - NBA, )

What you can borrow and what you can afford are separated by miles and miles of highway.
(USA Today - Money, )

To afford the Kensington and Chelsea home you would need to a family income of £462,214.
(Daily Mail - News, )

If you can afford it, you might want to get a bunch of lawyers to do this on your behalf.
(The Independent - Business, )

She realized that she was not going to be able to afford college and enlisted in the Army.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A generation of the young that will never, ever be able to afford a home in the Metro area.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

With housing prices soaring, many in the city struggle even to afford a long-term mortgage.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Unless, of course, you can afford to pay Barbie Adler and her team of matchmakers to help you.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

But there’s a mismatch in where young adults live versus where they can afford to buy a home.
(Forbes - Business, )

For those who can afford it, there’s also the question of whether it’s better to buy or rent.
(The New York Times - Travel, )

Only one company makes them, so you'll need deep pockets to afford the best picture on the market.
(CNET News, )

The impressive specs and breathtaking price made it a fine choice for the few who could afford it.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Negative sentences with the verb afford

100 examples:

I can't afford it.

She can't afford it.

He cannot afford it.

We cannot afford it.

I can't afford that.

Tom can't afford it.

I can't afford a car.

I can't afford to go.

We can't afford this.

You can't afford this.

Tom can't afford that.

Tom can't afford both.

She couldn't afford it.

I can't afford a lawyer.

I can't afford to buy it.

I cannot afford the time.

I can't afford a new car.

I can't afford a pay cut.

We can't afford mistakes.

I can't afford to retire.

I can't afford a new coat.

I cannot afford a holiday.

He cannot afford to marry.

He can't afford a new car.

Tom still can't afford it.

Tom can't afford a lawyer.

He can't afford to retire.

You can't afford that one.

I can't afford to pay you.

I can't afford to buy that.

I can not afford to buy it.

He cannot afford a holiday.

Tom can't afford a new car.

I can't afford to buy a car.

Everyone can't afford a car.

We can't afford to lose you.

You can't afford to be late.

I cannot afford to buy a car.

I can't afford to buy a pony.

I can't afford to pay anyone.

They can't afford to be late.

I can't afford to pay so much.

I cannot afford to keep a car.

I can't afford to play tennis.

He cannot afford to buy a car.

It's a luxury we can't afford.

I can't afford to wait around.

You can not afford this house!

I cannot afford to pay so much.

I can not afford to keep a car.

I cannot afford long vacations.

He can't afford to get married.

I can't afford an alarm system.

I can't afford this one either.

Tom can't afford to retire yet.

I can't afford $40 for one book!

I can't afford to buy a new car.

I cannot afford a long vacation.

Tom can't afford to visit Japan.

Tom can't afford to buy a house.

Tom can't afford to buy a yacht.

Jack can't afford a new bicycle.

We can't afford another failure.

We can't afford to take chances.

I can't afford to have children.

We can't afford to keep a horse.

I can't afford to buy a bicycle.

I cannot afford to buy a new car.

I, who am poor, cannot afford it.

He can't afford to buy a new car.

Tom can't afford to take it easy.

We can't afford to be choosy now.

We can't afford to make mistakes.

I cannot afford to leave you idle.

I can't afford the time to travel.

I cannot afford buying a used car.

We can't afford any more mistakes.

I can't afford to miss that train.

I can't afford anything like that.

Tom can't afford to buy a new car.

I can't afford a new car this year.

I can not afford to buy a used car.

You can't afford not to believe me.

You can't afford to antagonize Tom.

We can't afford to wait any longer.

I cannot afford to buy such a thing.

I could not afford to buy a bicycle.

Tom can't afford to travel by plane.

We can't afford any more casualties.

I can't afford to waste a single yen.

I cannot afford to buy a new bicycle.

We can't afford to make any mistakes.

I can't afford the time for a journey.

I can't afford to buy her a new dress.

Traveling is a luxury I cannot afford.

Tom can't afford to hire a babysitter.

I can't afford to buy the new bicycle.

I can't afford to wait around for Tom.

Jack can't afford to buy a new bicycle.

I could not afford to pay back my debt.


37 examples:

You can't afford to buy that, can you?

How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?
(Constance Baker Motley)

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
(George Bernard Shaw)

Can't afford a Ferrari?
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Can’t afford to buy books?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

How do you know if you can afford it?
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

Can he not afford music editing software?
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Can't afford $22K for the gold Apple Watch?
(Lauren O'Neil in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

What kind of future will your nest egg afford you?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

If you can’t afford the city, move to the suburbs?
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Can the UK afford to defend itself, as Nato would like?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Fancy a different face but can't afford to go under the knife?
(CNN - Travel, )

How can mere mortals afford to fly to where our dreams direct us?
(Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Tired of cramped damp tents and unable to afford boutique camping?
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

And how could a relatively small suburb in middle America afford it?
(Forbes - Business, )

Can't afford the steep off-contract prices for Apple's new smartphones?
(CNET News, )

Can't afford to pay a designer to reimagine your living space for selling?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

MARTIN SAMUEL: Ever wondered how German football clubs afford cheap tickets?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Why do we spend good money on something knowing full well we can't afford it?
(CNBC, )

And what happens to students whose parents can't afford expensive technology?
(CBC News in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

Neither of the teams can afford to lose this game but another defeat for Uruguay?
(The Independent - Football, )

Don't want to fight traffic, travelling for work, can't afford a $30 barre class?
(The Vancouver Sun - Health, )

But what if you paid too much for a car and later realized you couldn’t afford it?
(Forbes - Business, )

Can’t afford a single-family home in Vancouver, and not enamoured with condo living?
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

Want to know the no. 1 reason why your business can no longer afford to ignore Snapchat?
(Forbes - Technology, )

So, how is it that I can afford to have Christian Dior and Balenciaga in my clothes closet?
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

If you are willing to take a punt on some money you can afford to lose, where can you invest it?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Do you want to impress guests with a bottle of vintage wine, but can't afford the hefty price tag?
(The Independent - Food & Drink, )

Eyeing that dream Louis Vuitton or Chanel bag and scouring eBay for a pre-owned version you can afford?
(NBC Today, )

There’s no question to Sovaldi’s efficiency as a Hepatitis C treatment, but can patients afford a $1000 pill?
(Tech Times - Health, )

Lionel Messi would attract a world record transfer if he decided to leave Barcelona - but who exactly could afford him?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

There is no doubt that student loans have helped students who otherwise couldn't afford to go to college gain access to higher education, but are these loans financial aid?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Visionary entrepreneur Danielle Fong entered college at 12 and graduated at 17. Should we contemplate faster educational lanes for those who can intellectually afford them?
(Forbes - Business, )

If it turns out that gaming the emissions tests is widespread in the car industry, as many now suspect, can Europe afford to punish its car makers as severely as they may deserve?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Do you think you can’t afford to pay the proposed 0.5-per-cent regional premium on the seven-per-cent provincial sales tax to fund transportation and transit in the Lower Mainland?
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Have you ever found yourself driving to work on a sunny spring day and catch yourself thinking, “Man, I could SO just turn this thing around and head to the ________ (insert: beach/park/golf course/trails) right now!” Then you say to yourself: I need to get my ducks in a row so I can afford to retire early or scale back so I can enjoy way more of these mornings?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

If you heard about the little rally in downtown Vancouver on the weekend, the one where the newest voice of an outraged generation, Eveline Xia, told a few hundred protesters that she #donthave1million and therefore can’t afford to live in Vancouver, then you might be asking yourself these questions: When are Xia and her placarded Generation Squeeze pals going to grow up?
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Not everyone can afford a car.

I can't really afford the rent.

We can ill afford to lose a minute.

I can only afford to buy a used car.

I can't even afford to buy a used car.

Only the strong can afford being wrong.

Tom could hardly afford to pay for his meal.

No one I know can afford to eat out anymore.

I can only afford to make a partial payment.

I could never afford a house as nice as that.

Tom can't even afford to buy a new pair of shoes.

We can only afford to buy a small car at the moment.

It was a purchase which he could not possibly afford.

Tom can barely afford to pay rent let alone buy a PC.

Only the rich can afford compassion.
(Irish proverb)

I canna afford you both tale and lugs.
(Scottish proverb)

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

Few artists can afford artistic temperament.
(Mason Cooley)

A rich man can afford to be generous to many.
(Mercedes McCambridge)

CNN can still afford 36 bureaus around the world.
(Jim Walton)

A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.
(Klingon proverb)

Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
(Allan Goldfein)

War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
(Hannah Arendt)

In America, one gets as much justice as one can afford. (1966)
(Charles Stanton)

It doesn't do Costco any good if nobody can afford to buy anything.
(James Sinegal)

Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.
(Orson Welles)

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
(Harold Bloom)

What is new is esteemed, but what is in every day use ceases to afford interest.
(Latin proverb)

You have to be very rich to afford Labour, with 66 tax rises since they came in power.
(John Redwood)

A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory.
(Friedrich Durrenmatt)

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
(Henry David Thoreau)

No state on earth can afford to allow several authorities to co-exist next to one another.
(Mahmoud Abbas)

Any man with a moderate income can afford to buy more books than he can read in a lifetime.
(Henry Holt)

I am working hard to ensure that working families can continue to afford to live in our city.
(Thomas Menino)

No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.
(Theodore Bikel)

Fences work and the walls work and separations work. They afford to any nation the delay of entry.
(Duncan Hunter)

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
(Samuel Johnson)

He can’t afford to be.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Real Madrid could also afford him.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

He simply couldn’t afford to pay.
(The Independent - People, )

Don’t worry if you can’t afford it.
(Daily Mail - News, )

He argues that we can’t afford not to.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

America can’t afford it, naysayers scoff.
(Los Angeles Times - All The Rage, )

And not everyone can afford the designer coffee.
(Jenn Harris in Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish, )

But my mom can’t afford to do the same for me.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

But Apple can more afford to play the long game.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

But not all the hosts can afford to be so relaxed.
(CNN - World News, )

Dear Liz: I own a car that I can no longer afford.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

In my era, one could afford to take a flyer on math.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Families of average means could afford leisure travel.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

But in some places, down payments are easier to afford.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

My husband has died and I can no longer afford the fees.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

It now comes with a price cut you can definitely afford.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

This is the most that many first-time buyers can afford.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Those are the mistakes you simply can’t afford to make.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

They earn so much money that they can’t afford to retire.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Vearncombe was broke and could barely afford bread and milk.
(SPENCER LEIGH in The Independent - People, )

One month ago, Sam Allardyce could ill afford to be arrogant.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

But not everyone can afford a talented PR firm or consultant.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Poor families can’t afford to experiment with picky eaters.
(The New York Times - Health, )

America can’t afford to maintain the world’s reserve currency.
(The New York Times - World News, )

This is no longer a problem that politicians can afford to ignore.
(Ioan Grillo in The Independent - World News, )

With a salary of US$6.5 million, Michael Bradley can afford a fine.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

A good night’s sleep has become a luxury not everyone can afford.
(Tech Times - Health, )

With a salary of $6.5 million US, Michael Bradley can afford a fine.
(The Canadian Press in CBC Sports, )

Some who can no longer afford the device turn to risky alternatives.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Many retirees can afford to spend more than they are, researchers say.
(USA Today - Money, )

Newcastle must give all they have, West Ham can’t afford to risk it.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It will also afford them greater privacy when the visit their grandson.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Saban earns $5.6 million per year, but Texas could certainly afford him.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Either they can’t afford a connection, or none exists where they live.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

To pay for something that we can’t afford today is the obvious answer.
(The Independent - Business, )

Companies can’t afford to let decisions spin around with no resolution.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Firms say they can no longer afford to offer such cheap deals as a result.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

A changing world means Tesla Motors can no longer afford production delays.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

One used his bonus money to pay for surgeries his parents couldn’t afford.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

On this performance, he is a player that Hodgson can scarcely afford to lose.
(The Independent - Football, )

At £600 professional teeth whitening treatments are a luxury few can afford.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Often, he got around by walking because he couldn’t afford gas for his car.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

We can all afford to take a minute to look at the budget and curb the madness.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Legendary investor, Warren Buffett, can well afford to make gigantic blunders.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

A nanny has long seemed a luxury only the very wealthy could afford. Until now.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Competition is growing in fitness wearables, and FitBit can’t afford to slip.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Under tough new regulations, banks must ensure applicants can afford a mortgage.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Mike Miller was a luxury that the Miami Heat decided they could no longer afford.
(Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

I also invested with it and I have lost a considerable sum which I can ill afford.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

We're on a very limited fixed income and can barely afford paying our monthly dues.
(Donie Vanitzian in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

While many dream of a no-expense-spared five star trip, few can actually afford one.
(The Independent - Travel, )

No company can afford to lose the agility, flexibility, and innovation of a startup.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The Dodgers could hardly afford to lose more pitcher, but that's just what happened.
(Forbes - Business, )

A grocery store, some residents believe, would afford them more than just fresh food.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Give every low-income person a guaranteed livable income to help them afford housing.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Many Canadians take surfing the net for granted, but not everyone can afford internet.
(CBC News in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

Most favored among cybersecurity firms, Palo Alto Networks can’t afford to slow down.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Dr. Martin Salia’s death from Ebola Monday is a loss that Sierra Leone can ill afford.
(NBC News Health, )

This is especially true when the recipient is rich enough to afford any luxury he wants.
(Telegraph Staff in The Telegraph - Finance, )

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, he claimed that most students can afford college.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Neither Pittsburgh nor Seattle can afford to slip in the standings when they meet Sunday.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Venezuelans are abandoning their pets because they can no longer afford to care for them.
(USA Today - World, )

The longer you are making a car payment you can’t afford, the worse the situation gets.
(USA Today - Money, )

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