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    Verb construction

    Dear Sirs,
    could you please explain, which is the correct construction of the English verb "to allow"? E.g.: "In the program this option allows to assign one or more $ variables".
    I am wondering if it is correct.
    Thank you very much in advance!
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    Re: Verb construction

    Hello, Having just read this from the book some days ago.
    There're 2 case in using verb "Allow"
    • They allow me to go to school => we have an object here
    • They allow parking here => we have no object here
    Hope this help.


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    Re: Verb construction

    Quote Originally Posted by mgu View Post
    Dear Sirs,
    could you please explain, which is the correct construction of the English verb "to allow"? E.g.: "In the program this option allows to assign one or more $ variables".
    I am wondering if it is correct.
    Thank you very much in advance!
    mgu
    Although I have not yet been conferred knighthood status (Sir), let me throw in my twoppenceworth in the hat.

    In the program, this option allows one or more assignments of values to variables.

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    Re: Verb construction

    This program allows the option of assigning one or more $ (string) variables.


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    Re: Verb construction

    "In the program this option allows to assign one or more $ variables".
    'option' means a thing that is, or may be, is allowed to be chosen' so that 'allow' becomes redundant
    The program includes the option for assigning one or more $ variables."
    or
    "The program allows for one or more $ variables to be assigned"

    If you have been specifically referring to $ as used with string variables, or have been using it as the shorthand term, then "...or more $ variables" if you wish. Otherwise, "...or more string variables."
    Last edited by David L.; 29-May-2009 at 11:53.

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    Re: Verb construction

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    "In the program this option allows to assign one or more $ variables".
    'option' means a thing that is, or may be, is allowed to be chosen' so that 'allow' becomes redundant
    The program includes the option for assigning one or more $ variables."
    or
    "The program allows for one or more $ variables to be assigned"
    As a programmer i know this explanation is totally right.

    "In the program this option allows to assign one or more $ variables" => This must have come from a programming language document.

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