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  1. #1

    allow for flexibility?

    "excel allows for flexibility to fit your specific requirements, and the options on the settings tab change to reflect the selected area"

    my first question is: "is it possible to finish english language's different sentence structures"? i know the uses of "allow", for instance, allow someone to do something;but what is this "allows for flexibility"?. i understood the entire sentence completely but i fed up with different suprises of english language as it is very rich in different ways of expressing ideas, i am not kidding.

    my second question is: in that sentence why "change" is without "s" despite the fact that it refers to "settings tab".
    thanks for your answers.

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    Re: allow for flexibility?

    1 'allow for' is a phrasal verb here, meaning that it provides the chance:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...allow-for.html
    2 t refers to the 'options' on the settings tab, which is where the plural comes from.

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    Re: allow for flexibility?

    thank you so much tdol

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    Re: allow for flexibility?

    You're welcome.

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