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# The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation

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The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation union.
(A) forbids a strike by the transportation union
(B) forbids the transportation union from striking
(C) forbids that there be a strike by the transportation union
(D) will forbid the transportation union from striking
(E) will forbid that the transportation union strikes
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19 Oct 2004, 03:48
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19 Oct 2004, 04:00
Choices are narrowed down to either B or D. I prefer B
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19 Oct 2004, 04:32
This is an interesting question. I know the OA is A. And we always think B is the right answer.

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forbids a strike by the transportation union

Here is something from the dictionary.

forÂ·bid Audio pronunciation of "forbid" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fr-bd, fÃ´r-)
tr.v. forÂ·bade, (-bd, -bd) or forÂ·bad (-bd) forÂ·bidÂ·den, (-bdn) or forÂ·bid forÂ·bidÂ·ding, forÂ·bids

1. To command (someone) not to do something: I forbid you to go.
2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit: forbid smoking on trains.
3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude: Discretion forbids a reply.

If we follows the pattern 3 here, the answer is A.
Note the example..
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19 Oct 2004, 20:50
The OA is A, but no explanation. I went for B, but still not sure what the error is...
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19 Oct 2004, 20:52
Maybe the error in B is a matter of idiom usage. "Forbid A to do something " and not "forbid A from doing something"...
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