For each of the six questions choose the one correct
1. If we behave badly in class, our teacher
___________ stay late and do extra work.
b. lets us
c. allows us to
d. makes us
2. My daughters school _____________ the children
to wear jeans and T-shirts notlike in my day!
c. has to
3. I hate school, the teachers make us _________ so
much homework every day!
c. to do
4. On Friday afternoons our teacher sometimes lets
us _______ home early.
b. to go
5. When I was a boy we were made _________ correct
school uniform at all times!
b. to wear
6. Excuse me sir, are we allowed ___________
dictionaries into the exam?
b. to take
Make, let and allow - Answers
a. Its the students who must stay late and do extra
work not the teacher.
b. If you let someone do something, you allow it or
c. If you allow someone to do something, you let
them do something or give
d. CORRECT. If you make someone do something, you
say you have to do it;
you give them no choice.
a. If you make someone do something you say they
have to do it, but in this case the
children have permission to do something.
b. The verb let means give permission, but it is
followed by a verb without to: let
someone do something.
c. Has to is not correct.
d. If you allow someone to do something, you give
permission it is followed by
the infinitive: allow someone to do something.
a. Correct. The verb make is unusual as it is
followed by do without the
infinitive: make someone do something.
a. Let someone do something is the correct
b. Make someone do something is correct, but here
the passive voice is be
made to do something, using the infinitive.
b. CORRECT. Allow someone to do something is the
correct sentence pattern.