Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Nov 2014, 21:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Aug 2003
Posts: 233
Location: United States
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2003, 09:57
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

33% (01:29) correct 67% (00:09) wrong based on 11 sessions
The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation union.

(A) same
(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
-----

This kind of a weird question.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Posts: 74
Location: california
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2003, 10:41
i narrowed it to B and D....i will go with B though, hmmm...not too sure why, gut feeling...although i do not necessarily see a problem with D..

i think D has a slightly different meaning than B....it's not clear whether we are talking about the contract in the present tense (if we were i would go with B) or are we talking about a contract in development and discussing its future restrictions (then i would go with D)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 Apr 2003
Posts: 180
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2003, 16:57
I'll choose B
There is no "will" meaning in origin setence, so tbe D and E are out.....
C has "there be" is awkardly for the sentence.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 265
Location: sydney
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2003, 17:26
OG question no. 100, it says "forbid to" is the correct phrase,
"forbid from" is wrong. i m not sure. so i won't choose a,b, or c. whats official ans?
_________________

When u r about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 252
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2003, 17:41
I beg to differ.

OG 100 says no such thing ... infact it says, and I quote, "Either of the following constructions would be idiomatic here: x forbids y to do z or x forbids y from doing z

D and E are incorrect because they make the statement a fact in the future which is not implied in the original sentence. I choose B.

Official ans please!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Aug 2003
Posts: 233
Location: United States
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2003, 06:00
Interestingly the answer is A! Bit weird but true. :roll:
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Posts: 503
Location: 55405
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2003, 08:39
"A" puts the subject right beside the verb. The contract forbids a strike. The sentence is grammatically correct, terse, in the proper tense, and unambiguous.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 252
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2003, 08:54
Agreed that it places the subject ....

But now the structure reads "forbids X by Y" ... which may be correct .. is it??
If the above is correct then "A" is correct as GMAT rule says 'don't fix what is not broken".

But is there anything specifically wrong with B??
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Aug 2003
Posts: 233
Location: United States
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2003, 06:00
I think this is a weird question because how can you decide between an action and subject noun that is to be forbidden?

I think the latter is more preferred to use the correct "english". whacky question... :shock: :-D
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2010
Posts: 101
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 18

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 08:35
I think the answer is B because it is grammatically right and concise. A is unambiguous because readers don't know whether the new contract forbids strikes organized by the union, or the new contract is proposed by the union.
This question is similar to one example in page 22 of the MGMAT 4th e.
_________________

Hung M.Tran
Faculty of Banking and Finance,
National Economics University of Vietnam


Follow me on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AndyTranHung

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Dec 2010
Posts: 214
WE 1: 4 yr IT
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 26

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 09:38
between A and B i am confused why it should be A....what is wrong with B?
_________________

this time, we play for keeps

Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2463
Followers: 331

Kudos [?]: 2782 [0], given: 704

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2011, 16:38
Expert's post
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Dec 2010
Posts: 214
WE 1: 4 yr IT
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 26

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2011, 06:32
Quote:
Interestingly the answer is A! Bit weird but true. :roll:

answer is A . that is why the confusion. got it?? :wink:
_________________

this time, we play for keeps

Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2463
Followers: 331

Kudos [?]: 2782 [0], given: 704

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2011, 16:05
Expert's post
oh gosh :(.........A ???

i'm dazed and confused.......I think: striking suggest an action by transportation union that is prohibited during a time frame (one day, 20 years.........) under a contract, not a single event.

yet, gramatically is correct. for me fit the best. :(

Again I found this

Correct idiom is x forbids y to do z or x prohibits y from doing z thus A is equivalent to - The new contract forbids the transportation union to strike

B - incorrect - unidiomatic - ...forbid...from.. http://www.bartleby.com/68/83/2583.html

C - incorrect - wordy - ..there be...

D, E - incorrect - use of will is wrong....simple present tense is required here. Further contract (singular) so we need forbids(singular).

So, if we say:

The new contract forbids the transportation union to strike

OR

The new contract forbids THE strike BY the transportation union

OR

The new contract forbids the transportation union from striking

----- is the same thing.

For me say: forbids A strike etc.....is wrong, to strike in this sense is a ban. hence b should be the answer.
_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS
Quant: 1. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 2. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 3. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version
Verbal:1. Best EXTERNAL resources to tackle the GMAT Verbal Section 2. e-GMAT's ALL CR topics-Consolidated 3. New Critical Reasoning question bank by carcass 4. Meaning/Clarity SC Question Bank by Carcass_Souvik 5. e-GMAT's ALL SC topics-Consolidated-2nd Edition 6. The best reading to improve Reading Comprehension 7.Verbal question bank and Directories

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 18 Nov 2010
Posts: 42
Location: Richmond VA
Schools: ISB, IIMA (PGPX), IIMB (EMBA) & IIMC..
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 24

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2011, 16:57
Great..23sec...A is correct.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Oct 2010
Posts: 190
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 20

Re: SC: Forbid Strike! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2011, 19:25
A is correct as the correct idiom is 'forbid somebody to do something' and not 'forbid somebody from doing something'. So, B,D & E are gone. C is unnecessarily wordy.
Re: SC: Forbid Strike!   [#permalink] 31 Jan 2011, 19:25
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation vc_pec 3 07 Apr 2007, 11:22
The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation popew626 7 16 Sep 2005, 12:40
The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation okdongdong 2 24 Jul 2005, 00:47
The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation jpv 7 22 Apr 2005, 03:48
The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation revital 3 05 Dec 2004, 17:00
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.