01. Her parents didn't [allow] her to stay out after midnight until she was 18 years old.
02. My children receive $7 a week as an [allowance], which they use for entertainment.
03. Use of a car is an [allowable] expense for the self-employed on their income tax return.
04. For many university courses, it is [allowable] to challenge a course if you think you already know the material taught at that level.
05. You have a baggage [allowance] of one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person for the flight.
06. No admittance [allowed] without a ticket.
07. Antonia will simply not [allow] herself to get anything less than an A on her report card.
08. Please [allow] 3 weeks for delivery.
09. Comedian Bill Cosby once said that human beings are the only creatures that [allow] their children to come back home.
10. My parents never [allowed] me to argue with them when I was young; I just had to listen to them yell at me, and couldn't say anything in my own defense.
11. Riding two bicycles side by side is not [allowed] at any time.
12. In Costa Rica, obtaining an education has [allowed] many of those in the working class to move into the middle class.
13. ATMs [allow] customers to access their accounts 24 hours a day.
14. An old proverb states "Don't [allow] the grass to grow on the path of friendship."
15. In 1992, the Church of England [allowed] women to become priests for the first time.
16. Joints in rock [allow] the atmosphere and water to attack the rock body at a greater depth.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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