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His wealth of experience has afforded him the business acumen to quickly identify issues facing the business

Is the word afforded being used correctly here? Is there anything else wrong with that sentence?

I'm writing a short bio about myself for a company profile. Obviously my wealth of experience does not extend to the use of the English language.

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  • Have you looked the word up in any dictionary? What did you find? What was it you didn't understand? – Centaurus Nov 3 '15 at 23:20
  • @Centaurus, I think perhaps the OP wrote the sentence and is asking us to proofread it. – chasly from UK Nov 3 '15 at 23:24
  • @ link64. Please explain. Who wrote this? What precisely are you asking from us? – chasly from UK Nov 3 '15 at 23:25
  • @chaslyfromUK Sorry if these questions are not allowed here - if so, I will delete it – link64 Nov 4 '15 at 0:13
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Yes, afforded is used properly in the provided sentence.

In the future, to determine whether a word can be used within a certain context, I suggest you reference a dictionary and replace the word in question with a definition, applying the proper tense as necessary.

Used as a verb, you are using the following definition of afforded found on Dictionary.com:

to furnish; supply

Substituting in supply, we get

His wealth of experience has supplied him the business acumen to quickly identify issues facing the business

This makes sense, so we can conclude that afforded works in your sentence.

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