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    #1

    allow somebody do something

    I know the verb "help" is used either with or without "to" as in the following:
    1. I helped my mother to cook.
    2. I helped my mothe cook.

    Now, is it correct to say like the following?
    I allowed my son go to the movies, instead of
    I allowed my son to go to the movies.

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    Re: allow somebody do something

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujibei View Post
    I know the verb "help" is used either with or without "to" as in the following:
    1. I helped my mother to cook.
    2. I helped my mothe cook.

    Now, is it correct to say like the following?
    I allowed my son go to the movies, instead of
    I allowed my son to go to the movies.
    No. We always say "to allow someone to​ do something".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: allow somebody do something

    One thing you can do with 'allow' is give it a noun <thingy> (complement?): I allowed my son's visit to the movies.

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