356 – Allow vs Let

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In NYC, they don't allow drinking alcoholic beverages in the parks.

In NYC, they don’t allow drinking alcoholic beverages in the parks.

Both allow and let can be used with the same meaning, which is permit. However the way that we use these words is different. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use allow and let in everyday English.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • They don’t allow smoking on airplanes anymore.
  • New York City doesn’t allow drinking alcoholic beverages in public.
  • Many colleges don’t allow eating and drinking in the classroom.
  • They don’t allow passengers to smoke on airplanes anymore.
  • New York City doesn’t allow anyone to drink alcoholic beverages in public.
  • Many colleges don’t allow students to eat or drink in the classroom.
  • Passengers are not allowed to smoke on airplanes anymore.
  • In New York City, you are not allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in public.
  • In many colleges students are not allowed to eat or drink in the classroom.
  • They don’t let passengers smoke on airplanes anymore.
  • New York City doesn’t let people drink alcoholic beverages in public.
  • Many colleges don’t let students eat or drink in the classroom.

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