[General] My parents don't permit me going out at night

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Hi.

My friend V wanted to ask his students out to have a drink in a bar last night. He texted them and one student said "My parents don't permit me going out at night".

Is this sentence natural?
 

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I say your sentence is incorrect.

The correct verb pattern is: permit somebody to do something
 

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My parents don't permit me to go out at night".

This is the only natural sentence, may I right?
 

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This is the only natural sentence. [STRIKE]may[/STRIKE] Am I right?

Note my corrections above. "Am I right?" is not a tag question so you can't put it after a comma. It needs to be a sentence in its own right. If you omit "Am I", you can use "right?" as a tag question.
 

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Although "permit" is okay, I think "allow" is perhaps more suitable for this rather informal sentence.

My parents don't allow me to go out at night.
 

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And "My parents don't let me go out at night". Note that with "let" you don't need "to" before "go".
 
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