Be Allowed to Do Something

We use be allowed to when we want to talk about permissions—things other people let us do.


Subject + be (in the correct form) + allowed to + base form of the verb


  • They are allowed to play football here.
  • People are not allowed to bring their pets inside.

This structure can be used in any English tense:

  • You will never be allowed to come here.
  • You were not allowed to smoke there. But you did!