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    must allow

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    "I cannot, certainly," she said, "find fault with Miss Sharp's conduct, except to myself; and must allow that her talents and accomplishments are of a high order.

    allow = to recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: must allow

    Exactly
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: must allow

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    "I cannot, certainly," she said, "find fault with Miss Sharp's conduct, except to myself; and must allow that her talents and accomplishments are of a high order.

    allow = to recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    You perfectly got it. In addition, admit can be synonymous with recognize

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