Guest   Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:32 pm GMT
can we use "enable" without "to", for example:

This enables you understand english?

Lazar   Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:46 pm GMT
No. You would have to say, "This enables you to understand English."
Maldini   Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:49 am GMT
no no no. you can.

for example: this enables your understanding of Eng.
furrykef   Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:04 am GMT
Yes, there are times you can use it without "to", but the sentence in the original post isn't one of them. Also, for that particular sentence, I would prefer Lazar's version, although "This enables your understanding" does make sense.

- Kef
me   Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:21 am GMT
"Please enable cookies in your browser"
Lazar   Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:32 pm GMT
Yeah, you can use "enable" without a verb; but if you do use a verb, it has to be the full infinitive with "to", rather than the bare infinitive.