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    Default The bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food

    I come across this sentence "the bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food."

    I doubt the correctness of using "to" here. I guess the bowl cannot allow more room by itself? The bowl is, after all, designed by its manufacturer.

    I would use "which" or "that" instead.

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    Default Re: The bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food

    Then you would be wrong.

    The sentence is just fine as is.

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    Default Re: The bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food

    Hello.
    I'd say "the bowl is big enough to allow more room for food", which means pretty much the same.

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    Default Re: The bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food

    It's no different from "The room is big enough to hold one thousand people" or "My bed is sufficiently big to stretch out in".

    "Big enough to", "small enough to", "wide enough to" etc are all fine. I would use "adj + enough" rather than "sufficiently + adj".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: The bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: The bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
    I come across this sentence "the bowl is sufficiently big to allow more room for food."

    I doubt the correctness of using "to" here. I guess the bowl cannot allow more room by itself? The bowl is, after all, designed by its manufacturer.

    I would use "which" or "that" instead.
    The grammar is OK. I have a problem with the semantics though. The sentence is only meaningful within a context that explains "more room than what?"
    How big does a bowl have to be to allow more room for food?

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