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    hanky is offline Key Member
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    enable one to do

    Is this sentence grammatical?

    Winning this competition enables him to buy a new car.

    In other words, can we use the structure, smth enables somebody to do smth?

    Thanks so much.

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    Re: enable one to do

    Anybody there?

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    Re: enable one to do

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Is this sentence grammatical?

    Winning this competition enables him to buy a new car.

    In other words, can we use the structure, smth enables somebody to do smth?

    Thanks so much.
    It sounds fine to me.

    Winning the lottery would enable me to give up work.
    Having a lot of money enables my brother to go on holiday whenever he likes.

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    Re: enable one to do

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It sounds fine to me.

    Winning the lottery would enable me to give up work.
    Having a lot of money enables my brother to go on holiday whenever he likes.
    Your answer enables me to not worry about the structure.
    Thank you.
    Have a nice day.
    H.

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