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what is the difference between supplying X with Y and allocating X to Y?
Can anyone give explain with examples?
Extending Kate Bunting's comment above:
Electrical power is supplied by underground cables. (is made available to everybody)
The government is allocating £10 million for health education. (a particular sum by a particular institution for a particular purpose)
To me the biggest difference is: supply is to give, and be made available, while allocate is to distribute.
The volunteers supplied food for the shelter.
The agency will allocate a million dollars too victims of the hurricane.
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