Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: are allowed to

  1. #1

    are allowed to

    A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

    why is it "are allowed to" rather than " have been allowed to"


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434

    Re: are allowed to

    It is ongoing - they are still allowed to dump stuff into the lakes.

  2. BobK's Avatar
    Harmless drudge
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,037

    Re: are allowed to

    ... but if you were referring to the state of the law since 1972, you'd use 'have been':

    Since the law changed in 1972, the US and Canada have been allowed...


Similar Threads

  1. let vs allowed
    By market in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Mar-2007, 15:56
  2. is some romance allowed :)
    By satara42 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2006, 00:48
  3. have to; are allowed to
    By Lenka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Sep-2006, 20:07
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Mar-2006, 14:17
  5. Eating and Drinking is not allowed?
    By Hong Kong Chinese in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15-Nov-2003, 03:30


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts