How do I explain the following question to a LEP student. In many grammar books the verb to allow, is grouped with verbs that take this form; subject + verb + object + to-infinitive, for example we allowed them to go.
What about saying She is allowed to go, allowed to use and allowed to vote.
These examples would fit the following form; subject + verb + to-infinitive.
Yes, those examples are fine. Maybe your students could think of the structure as follows:
1. We | allowed | them | to vote.
= subject + active verb + object + to-infinitive
2. They were allowed to vote [by us].
= subject + passive verb + to-infinitive [+ agent].
Does that help?