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# The National Labor Relations Act expressly forbids [b]unions

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The National Labor Relations Act expressly forbids unions from engaging in secondary boycotts against companies not directly involved in a labor dispute.
(A) unions from engaging in
(B) the engagement by unions of
(C) unions to engage in
(D) unions from becoming engaged with
(E) that unions engage upon

Friends i want to understand when to use forbid from and when to used forbid to ,please explain .For discussion purpose posting one SC question as below
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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27 Oct 2009, 08:37
want to add one more problem to my post

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

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08 Nov 2009, 08:12
forbid from is unidiomatic. forbid X to Y is correct idiom.
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08 Nov 2009, 08:13
gmataspirant2009 wrote:
forbid from is unidiomatic. forbid X to Y is correct idiom.

forbid from Wrong
prohibit from Correct
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Correct idiom is 'forbid X to Y'

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21 Nov 2009, 11:49
Correct idiom is x forbids y to do z or x prohibits y from doing z
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http://gmatsentencecorrection.blogspot. ... 7-788.html

sacmanitin wrote:
want to add one more problem to my post

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

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21 Nov 2009, 12:42
I think that Forbid goes synonymous with inhibit, prohibit, prevent and exclude, and most importantly the differences are subtle and minute. I'd rather suggest trying to understand what form is "forbid" actually taking. That depends on the meaning being conveyed by the sentence.

The National Labor Relations Act | expressly prevents unions | from engaging in secondary boycotts against companies...... Does that sound any awkward? so answer must be A.

The new contract | prohibits a strike | by the transportation union. So again, answer must be A.
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10 May 2011, 19:31
Hi,

I came across this in one of the sources I am referring to(the source is actually from a free downloadable material from one private institute,don't know if I can name it here)

Forbid one to do something…..
OR
Forbid one from doing something
Both are correct!!!!
“Forbid one to do something” is a little bit stronger (more imperative) than “Forbid one from doing something”—but both are correct.

From what I read,I know that only forbid X to Y is in the accepted GMAT idioms list.

Thanks!

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11 May 2011, 00:07
As mentioned by Nitya

http://gmatsentencecorrection.blogspot. ... 7-788.html

will give clear idea about forbid to and prohibit x from doing y. - usages in GMAT.
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11 May 2011, 00:34
amit2k9 wrote:
As mentioned by Nitya

http://gmatsentencecorrection.blogspot. ... 7-788.html

will give clear idea about forbid to and prohibit x from doing y. - usages in GMAT.

Thanks amit2k9.

So forbid from is unidiomatic.

The source that I referred to has an error I suppose.

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11 Jun 2012, 17:58
its idiomatic expression. forbid x to do y is correct idiom. by the way i dont understand the following question. is forbid by right idiomatic expression?

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
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www.beatthegmat.com/idiom-prohibit-vs-f ... 83485.html
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