Grammar CheckerVerbsCan I use a gerund after 'allows'?

Can I use a gerund after 'allows'?

Can I use a gerund after 'allows'?

Allows + gerund, e.g. "allows identifying", is incorrect.

You need use the infinitive (base) form of the verb instead of the gerund (-ing) form of the verb. You also need to include a subject, giving the structure allow + subject + infinitive, e.g. "allows you to identify".

Alternatively, you could use the noun form of the verb with the structure allows + noun + preposition, e.g. "allows identification of", followed by the object.

Dictionary Definition of allows

Examples of allows in a sentence

The power of adaptation allows you to discover multiple uses for each item carried in your kit.
- 98.6 degrees: the art of keeping your ass alive by Cody Lundin; Russ Miller
The ability to improvise and adapt allows you to make use of every opportunity.
- 98.6 degrees: the art of keeping your ass alive by Cody Lundin; Russ Miller
Doing so allows the body to use the skin and underlying fatty layer as insulation.
- 98.6 degrees: the art of keeping your ass alive by Cody Lundin; Russ Miller
Focusing on the basics allows for carrying less while improving options.
- 98.6 degrees: the art of keeping your ass alive by Cody Lundin; Russ Miller