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Unread Jan 18th, 2010, 02:16 am
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Default Re: allow sb to do sth = allow doing?

Yes it's fine. I checked a concordancer of British and American English. No examples came up in B.Eng but in Am Eng I found :

Family values that allow having a problem without self-denigration...
Public schools in West Virginia allow proselytizing of students by the local ...
The end is open to allow changing the lamp, even if you are using a...
...forbids associating with known feminists but allows kissing your horse.

I'd love to know the full context of the last one!
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