1. Permit: (Verb & Noun) As a verb, “permit” indicates officially allowing someone to take a certain action. As a noun, a “permit” is a legal document, for example, a license.
2. Permission: (Noun) If an authority or superior gives someone the approval to do something, they grant “permission”.
3. Common Mistakes: Not only mixing-up the noun and the verb, English learners also sometimes mistakenly use “permission” when referring to the actual document.
- The manager has
permissionMax to work remotely next week.
The manager has permitted Max to work remotely next week.
- We are not supposed to change the schedule without
We are not supposed to change the schedule without permission.
- Can you please help photocopy the
permissionfor the new employee?
Can you please help photocopy the permit for the new employee?