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Rule "allow (to), permit (to), enable (to)"

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Description: allow (to), permit (to), enable (to)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: When used to mean 'make it possible to', 'allow to', 'permit to', and 'enable to' cannot be used without a grammatical object. 'Allow' must be followed by a noun or pronoun such as 'us'. Alternatives: make it possible to, allow us to, enable us to, allow (an assessment) of.
Category: Misused terms in EU publications (Gardner) (ID: MISUSED_TERMS_EU_PUBLICATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The statistics available do not allow to take account of all these situations.
  • … if the function allows to assess whether the subsystem fully complies with…
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • These persons are not allowed to do the work:
  • You are permitted to do the work unless you…
  • The statistics available do not allow us to take account of all these situations.
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Version: 5.1-SNAPSHOT (2020-08-12 20:33)