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# Congress has enacted legislation forbidding state and local

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Congress has enacted legislation forbidding state and local governments from raising taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet for the next three years.

a. forbidding state and local governments from raising taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet for the next three years.

b. that forbids state and local governments for the next three years from raising taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet.

c. that for the next three years forbids state and local governments to raise taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet.

d. forbidding for the next three years to state and local governments the raising of taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet

e. that forbids for the next three years state and local governments from raising taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet.
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19 Jan 2006, 19:06
A is better than E. However in A the "for three years" should be rearranged I feel.
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19 Jan 2006, 21:53
Between A and B, (B) seems to place "for the next three years" in a less confusing position.

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19 Jan 2006, 22:19
andy_gr8 wrote:
C for me

forbids to is the right idiom...

Dont you mean "forbid from?"
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22 Jan 2006, 23:22
I think "forbid to" is better idiom.
B and C are very close.

I would go with C.

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23 Jan 2006, 07:45
legislations that forbids is the right one! ( i guess )

so i stick to B
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23 Jan 2006, 21:21
C because the three years has to be next to the government forbidding.. A sounds like for three years consumers to be linked to internet..
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23 Jan 2006, 22:38
GMATT73 wrote:
andy_gr8 wrote:
C for me

forbids to is the right idiom...

Dont you mean "forbid from?"

These idioms would kill me...All sound so similar..I checked my list and there it says "forbid to" is the right idiom... but i wudnt be surpirsed if a new exception comes up .
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23 Jan 2006, 22:58
C for me..

1. doesnt distort the meaning
2. uses the right idion (forbid..to)
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23 Jan 2006, 23:14
The OA is C
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