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In the 1950s, when the Chrysler Corporation sponsored a live television show about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, it forbade the actors to mention Lincolnâ€™s name or the name of the Ford Theater because it did not want to plug the competition.
(A) it forbade the actors to mention Lincolnâ€™s name or the name of the Ford Theater because it
(B) they forbade the actors from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater because they
(C) it was forbidden to mention Lincoln or the Ford Theater as they
(D) the actors were forbidden to mention Lincolnâ€™s name or the name of the Ford Theater because they
(E) the actors were forbidden from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater, since they
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08 Jul 2004, 11:11
I go with A on this
Will explain the answer a little later
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08 Jul 2004, 11:55
A for me.....In chocies B, C,D, E the last word "they" is ambiguous as it refers to the actors.......!!
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08 Jul 2004, 13:35
Srijay, they in D refers to the actors and changes referents in the sentence. It's the corporation that don't want to plug the competition not the actors. right?
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08 Jul 2004, 23:41
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The corporation didn't want to plug the competition, not the actors. The corporation is single in American Standard English
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09 Jul 2004, 00:24
forbid .. to is right idiom

so A and C left out.

C is awkward construction. "they" is not having proper antecendent.

A is best choice.
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09 Jul 2004, 02:29
one more vote for (A),
however, without "they" ( or say if we modify they to it) D would be best choice.

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09 Jul 2004, 07:11
A for Aha!, same explainations as other members.
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09 Jul 2004, 07:26
A is best. Only thing that "did not want to plug the competition" is the "Chrysler corp". A also has right idiom "forbade...to" in the past tense
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09 Jul 2004, 10:33
Yes, the answer is A
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