It is not allowed for you to enter this room?

Canston

Member
Korean - Korea
When I read one of my grammar books, I happened to see this sentence.

"It is not allowed for you to enter this room before the meeting."

This sentence appears to make sense, but I don't think it is grammatically correct.

It should be like "You are not allowed to enter this room before the meeting."

However, this is a grammar book. So I am confused. Is that sentence grammatically correct?

Another question, is the sentence below grammatically correct?

"Is it allowed that they compete against each other?"

Thanks in advance.

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  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Your version sounds more natural, Canston, but there's nothing grammatically wrong with the book's version of that sentence.
     

    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It is technically correct, but I would never say it that way in AE either and would not expect to hear it from a native speaker. "You may not enter this room before the meeting" is shorter, simpler, and more colloquial.
     
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