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In the 1950s, when the Chrysler Corporation sponsored a live televisio

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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 Lincoln’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 Lincoln’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 Lincoln’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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I think (D)

Passive voice is preferred here to emphasize the action. Who forbade is not a matter of concern here. So A and B are out because they use active voice, mentioning the agents.

(C) it was forbidden to mention Lincoln or the Ford Theater as they -> in the original sentence, it says actors are the ones who were particularly forbidden. We must not miss this element in the choice. C out.

(D) the actors were forbidden to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because they -> grammartically correct + convey the complete original meaning. D is correct!

(E) the actors were forbidden from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater, since they -> “forbid from” is okay, but again this choice is lacking in the element “name” of the original sentence. E is out.

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The critical issue is what the pronoun 'they' in the second leg refers to.
It can refer to neither the Chrysler nor the Ford Theater, as both are singular. We cannot also logically justify that the actors forbade themselves. Therefore the use of the plural 'they' is wrong and choices B through E are out.
A is the correct one.
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