The verbs such as ‘allow’, ’advise’, ‘recommend’, ‘require’ and so on can be followed by a gerund or a noun with an infinitive without changing the meaning.
Our teachers won't allow us to use calculators during the test.
Our teachers won't allow using calculators during the test.
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