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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

can someone explain to me why it is A and not B
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06 Dec 2004, 01:41
forbid ..from is obviously unidiomatic
forbid that.. sound awkward
the use of "will" improper here since simple present is needed
left with (A)
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06 Dec 2004, 06:11
It is A.. forbid X to do Y is the correct idiom. "forbid from..." is wrong.
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06 Dec 2004, 06:33
yes: It shd be "A". forbid from strking is unidiomatic...
06 Dec 2004, 06:33
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