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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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C
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19 Mar 2009, 18:25
neeshpal wrote:
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.

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

The correct idiom is forbid...to. Only answer C has that.

forbid...from is wrong/ prohibit...from is correct.
forbid for is wrong also.
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19 Mar 2009, 22:45
forbid to
prohibit from

Two Most Popular Idioms in our GMAT land
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20 Mar 2009, 02:37
Yes Forbid to is the correct idiom.
C is the best
neeshpal wrote:
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.

· forbidding state and local governments from raising taxes
on connections that link consumers to the Internet for the
next three years.
· that forbids state and local governments for the next three
years from raising taxes on connections that link consumers
to the Internet.
· that for the next three years forbids state and local
governments to raise taxes on connections that link
consumers to the Internet.
· forbidding for the next three years to state and local
governments the raising of taxes on connections that link
consumers to the Internet
· 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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11 Mar 2010, 17:43
nitya34 wrote:
forbid to
prohibit from

Two Most Popular Idioms in our GMAT land

Knowing the definition contexts also helps::
prohibit means to stop something from happening and is usually used in legal contexts
forbid means to will it not to happen and is usually used in religious contexts

But does anyone know what the idioms are for
forbidding vs prohibiting?

Forbidding as well as prohibiting are used with nouns, not action clauses.

Congress passed legislation prohibiting abortion in 1972.

Most religions have laws forbidding adultery.

I recommend an amendment to the Constitution prescribing a term of six years for the Presidential office and forbidding a reelection. (used in a legal context but it represents a wish rather than a ruling)

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12 Mar 2010, 00:05
Definitely C

Forbid to/Prohibit from

man, those idiom list really helps.
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13 Mar 2010, 04:25
lonewolf wrote:
Definitely C

Forbid to/Prohibit from

man, those idiom list really helps.

I keep getting 'forbidden from'. Maybe I've gotta read up a bit more on idioms. Which idiom lists are you referring?
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14 Mar 2010, 07:41

firasath wrote:
nitya34 wrote:
forbid to
prohibit from

Two Most Popular Idioms in our GMAT land

Knowing the definition contexts also helps::
prohibit means to stop something from happening and is usually used in legal contexts
forbid means to will it not to happen and is usually used in religious contexts

But does anyone know what the idioms are for
forbidding vs prohibiting?

Forbidding as well as prohibiting are used with nouns, not action clauses.

Congress passed legislation prohibiting abortion in 1972.

Most religions have laws forbidding adultery.

I recommend an amendment to the Constitution prescribing a term of six years for the Presidential office and forbidding a reelection. (used in a legal context but it represents a wish rather than a ruling)
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14 Mar 2010, 22:00
Would appreciate a kudos if you liked my additional info.
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firasath wrote:
nitya34 wrote:
forbid to
prohibit from

Two Most Popular Idioms in our GMAT land

Knowing the definition contexts also helps::
prohibit means to stop something from happening and is usually used in legal contexts
forbid means to will it not to happen and is usually used in religious contexts

But does anyone know what the idioms are for
forbidding vs prohibiting?

Forbidding as well as prohibiting are used with nouns, not action clauses.

Congress passed legislation prohibiting abortion in 1972.

Most religions have laws forbidding adultery.

I recommend an amendment to the Constitution prescribing a term of six years for the Presidential office and forbidding a reelection. (used in a legal context but it represents a wish rather than a ruling)

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14 Mar 2010, 22:48
Hey nice explanations..

First check for "THAT" in the ans as legislation is necessary condition...so we have only 3 choices to choose from i.e. B, C, E...

then check for "FORBID TO" idiom....then select the correct option i.e. C
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20 Jun 2010, 00:14
good one.
forbid X to Y; X forbid Y...forbid here as a verb. e.g "I forbid you to marry him"
forbidding X: As an adjective the "forbidding" modifies X e.g "a dark forbidding sky."
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02 Jul 2010, 07:07
good question....did not know the idiom and so fell for B.
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02 Jul 2010, 09:45
did not knew the idiom .. so picked B .. but thanks for this ques .. need to memorize many imp idioms
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06 Sep 2010, 23:39
C.

Forbids X to Y is the correct idiom.

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07 Sep 2010, 06:50
Trapped did not know the idiom!
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