[docs] [issue26304] Fix “allows to <verb>” in documentation

Martin Panter report at bugs.python.org
Mon Feb 8 02:55:33 EST 2016

New submission from Martin Panter:

This patch changes instances of “. . . allows to <verb>” to “. . . allows <verb>ing” or similar. I understand the original form is not correct English grammar, although the equivalent is apparently valid in some other languages. As a native English speaker it feels awkward to me, although the meaning is clear. This question & answer <https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/60271/grammatical-complements-for-allow> seem to back me up, but I thought I should get a quick review or second opinion before changing everything.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
files: allows-to.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 259827
nosy: docs at python, martin.panter
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: patch review
status: open
title: Fix “allows to <verb>” in documentation
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.5, Python 3.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file41845/allows-to.patch

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