Can you tell me the difference between "entitled", "allowed", "forgave" and "permitted"?
Being "allowed" to do something means that you have been given permission to do it and that permission could be taken away or refused on another occasion. As you may be able to guess from me using "permission", "allowed" and "permitted" are interchangeable. Just like "allowed", "permitted" means you have been given permission to do something and the permission could be taken away at any time. Being "entitled" to do something means that you have a right to do it, no permission is needed, and the entitlement would have to be removed, probably legally, before you could be prevented from doing it. Ex: I am allowed to use my parents car if there is an emergency. = I am permitted to use my parents car if there is an emergency. Ex: I am entitled to use my own car whenever I want. "Forgave" is the past tense of "forgive", which means to stop blaming or being angry with someone for something that person has did wrong or that made you angry. Ex: I don't think she'll ever forgive me for lying to her. Ex: I forgave him for eating the last piece of my birthday cake.