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on the other hand #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:29 am   on the other hand
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #272 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (11)", question 4

David allows ......... in his house. My children, on the other, are not allowed to use bad language in our home.

(a) swears
(b) to swear
(c) swore
(d) swearing

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #272 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (11)", answer 4

David allows swearing in his house. My children, on the other, are not allowed to use bad language in our home.

Correct answer: (d) swearing
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David allows swearing in his house. My children, on the other, are not allowed to use bad language in our home.

Here why isn't good the infinitive? I thought he allows them to swear sometimes. Or they are swearing always? See my interpretation in the 3.question.
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on the other hand #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:35 am   on the other hand
 

I have repaired the typos in this test.
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correction #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:25 am   correction
 

Hello Mister Micawber,

Many thanks for the correction:
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