could or allowed to

Are both examples acceptable?

  1. As I had to go to the dentist, I was allowed to leave work early
  2. As I had to go to the dentist, I could leave work early.

Does the implied permission legitimise the grammar?

Answer

The commenter below shot down a lot of my grammatical points 😉 But the answer is the same. Both sentences are acceptable. The first sentence implies you have and need permission. The second doesn’t emphasize this as much.

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Source : Link , Question Author : mscola1975 , Answer Author : ktm5124

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