This system allows for the simultaneous management
English translation: enables
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14:07 Mar 11, 2008
English to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers (general) / weird sentence
English term or phrase:This system allows for the simultaneous management
This system allows for the simultaneous management of multiple printing requests, while still managing them in order to not overflow the server.
does this sentence sound OK to you? I always have trouble with "allows something" sentences...
this system allows for the simultaneous management
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Explanation: IMO there's nothing per se wrong with the suggestions provided by Jack and Mark, but I have a question: does the system itself manage multiple printing requests, or does it allow another system or the system operator to manage multiple printing requests?
In any case, 'allows for' is not what you want. Although it is used nowadays more often than one would like to mean 'enable', 'allow for' means 'to make provision for'.
Ken Cox Local time: 11:40 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8