Allow, Let, Permit: Understanding the Differences
Allow: It means to accept a form of action or behavior.
- My father doesn’t allow me to go out after 10.
- Some schools don’t allow students to wear their own clothes.
Let: It means the same as “allow,” but “let” is more informal.
- Let me finish my work.
- My little brother doesn’t let me do my homework.
Permit: (More formal than “allow” and alternative to “allow”)
It is more formal than “allow” and serves as an alternative to “allow.”
- Cheating is not permitted in the exams.
- I took permission from the headmaster to go to the doctor.
- I was given permission to watch the training.