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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Idioms – Allow for vs. Allow to

Hello! 🙂

This week, learn how to use the idiom “allow for” correctly AND learn how to avoid it’s common “allow to” trap!

Here’s a still of the final board work:
Idioms - allow for v. allow to

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future videos, please share them with me! Leave them in the comments below, and I’ll get back to you. 🙂

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10 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Idioms – Allow for vs. Allow to

  1. Binit December 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    Hi Kevin,

    I have got a question. When allow is not used as an idiom, e.g. Allow+ [someone] +infinitive – can we use [something] here? I have normally seen, allow to be followed by ‘a person’ (even both of ur examples on the right used people).

    I was just wondering is it correct to say: Art allows a way to see how people perceive their natural world ??

    Thanks in advance.

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin Rocci December 18, 2015 at 9:18 am #

      Hi Binit! 😀

      That definitely works. You can have the form “allow” + [something] + infinitive.

      Thanks for the great question! 😀

      • Binit December 18, 2015 at 9:34 am #

        Thanks Kevin 😀

        I was a bit perplexed on a n SC question. Your video and reply helped a great deal.

        TC 🙂

        • Kevin Rocci
          Kevin Rocci December 18, 2015 at 9:38 am #

          That’s great to hear, Binit! 😀

          Happy Studying!

  2. Sharat September 24, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Thanks so much for letting me win, Kevin!


    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin September 24, 2014 at 11:38 am #

      I was wondering if you would watch the video! And you are welcome! 😀

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette September 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm #


  3. Marie September 23, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Thank you Kevin – I love Tuesday’s! I can’t wait to see what you’ll educate us on next week!

  4. Rahul Sehgal September 23, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    A great video once again. I look forward to seeing your videos every Tuesday :).

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin September 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks for your kind words, Rahul! I am glad that you like them. 😀

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