English grammar rule Allow to
A gerund is a word formed from a verb plus -ing, and always acts as a noun. Gerund or gerund phrases after a verb serve as the object of the verb, a subject complement, or the subject of an inverted sentence. There are certain verbs that are usually followed by a gerund, but no easy way to remember which ones they are.
Examples of 'Allow to' rule
Incorrect Jimmy can imagine to be happy. Correct Jimmy can imagine being happy. Incorrect Sophie risks to lose a lot of money. Correct Sophie risks losing a lot of money.