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"Allow for" or "allow to"??

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New post 18 Jan 2006, 08:23
I was looking at the Idiom sticky and saw that allow should go with for "allow for".

So the common practice of "Allow to" is incorrect?
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New post 18 Jan 2006, 09:34
I think either is fine depending on the context.

eg. "I will allow him to borrow my bike."

or "I must allow for additional costs."
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