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Re: To non-native English writers: expunging the solecism "This allows t
Re: To non-native English writers: expunging the solecism "This allows to do something."
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 04:37:34 -0500
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> "So far the object is not only lawful, but it is the mere exercise of a
> right which the law allows to every individual."
This is a different construction, since "to" is a preposition, not a
part of an infinitive. Note also that "allows" here has a direct
object, "a right".
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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