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    Allow For What?

    Salaam
    I wonder if "allow for" in the last line of the following paragraph means allow for new designs to be produced or allow for new designs to be tested?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    "Most important of all, batteries must be safe. All batteries have to pass strict safety standards before they can be used in homes, in vehicles, on airplanes, and so on. Batteries that leak can cause expensive damage. But the most serious risk is fire. It may be that the testing criteria will have to change to allow for new designs that constantly change." (Source)
    Last edited by Seyyed Ali; 05-Jan-2020 at 08:18.

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    Re: Allow For What?

    Welcome to the forum.

    Always tell us the source and author of any quoted text, please.

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    Re: Allow For What?

    No answer?

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    Re: Allow For What?

    Where in the text that you linked does that paragraph exist? I can't find it.

    It probably means 'allow for new designs to be tested'.

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    Re: Allow For What?

    to allow for - to take into consideration that the product design would undergo constant changes/updates (as consumer products do) in keeping with market trends.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Allow For What?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Where in the text that you linked does that paragraph exist? I can't find it.

    It probably means 'allow for new designs to be tested'.
    Sorry. It was my mistake. Here it is: The Source

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    Re: Allow For What?

    Okay. It means 'to allow for new designs to be produced'.

    You should have provided the source in post #1. Please remember to do that next time.

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