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Q. Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to enforce statewide bans prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings.
(A) prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(B) prohibiting that landfills accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(C) prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(D) that leaves, brush, and grass clippings cannot be accepted in landfills
(E) that landfills cannot accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
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The template of the idiom is ‘prohibit x from doing y’; Choice c is correct- ‘prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings’
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Because A is not ‘prohibit from’ but ‘prohibit to’
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17 Apr 2011, 06:28
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Q. Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to enforce statewide bans prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings.
(A) prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(B) prohibiting that landfills accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(C) prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(D) that leaves, brush, and grass clippings cannot be accepted in landfills
(E) that landfills cannot accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings

This is an example that tests correct idiomatic expressions.

Rule:
RIGHT: PROHIBITS X FROM Y
WRONG: PROHIBITS THAT
WRONG: PROHIBITS X TO Y

Using this rule, we can quickly eliminate A, B.
D & E can be eliminated because C is better and crisp. It has the correct idiomatic expression that the author is trying to use in his sentence structure.
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17 Apr 2011, 07:53
Easy one got it within 30 seconds..

The correct idiom is "prohibit x from Y"
Only "C" uses the right idiom thus it is a correct choice...

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Q. Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to enforce statewide bans prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings.
(A) prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(B) prohibiting that landfills accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(C) prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(D) that leaves, brush, and grass clippings cannot be accepted in landfills
(E) that landfills cannot accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings

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18 Aug 2011, 00:48
yes, it is prohibit from, ban on and forbid to..
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23 Aug 2011, 23:16
MSDHONI wrote:
Easy one got it within 30 seconds..

The correct idiom is "prohibit x from Y"
Only "C" uses the right idiom thus it is a correct choice...

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Q. Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to enforce statewide bans prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings.
(A) prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(B) prohibiting that landfills accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(C) prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings
(D) that leaves, brush, and grass clippings cannot be accepted in landfills
(E) that landfills cannot accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings

thanx dhoni....n hws ur prep goin on
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18 Dec 2011, 05:18
Prohibit from is correct idiom.
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10 Nov 2013, 11:02
Prohibiting X from Y : correct idiom

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11 Nov 2013, 21:50
When the sentence uses ban, doesn't the use of the word prohibit make it redundant?
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12 Nov 2013, 08:30
Meaning wise is it right to say "prohibiting landfills to accept" how come landfills can accept anything landfill is not a person or organisation.. usually we prohibit someone who obeys ... landfills can not obey orders.
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26 May 2016, 11:28
Answer choice D and E is awkward. Prohibiting X from Y is the correct idiom. Answer C
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C uses the correct idiom - Prohibit X from Y
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