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# The new contract

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The new contract forbids a strike by the workers union.

A. forbids a strike by the workers union.
B. forbids the workers union from striking.
C. will forbid the worker union from striking
D. forbids that there be a strike by the workers union
E. will forbid the workers union from striking
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by abhimahna on 14 Mar 2017, 04:30, edited 1 time in total.
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10 Dec 2016, 20:50
shawrochis wrote:
The new contract forbids a strike by the workers union.

A. ......
B. forbids the workers union from striking.
C. will forbid the workers union from striking
D. forbids that there be a strike by the workers union
E. will forbid the workers union from striking

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10 Dec 2016, 21:03
shawrochis wrote:
The new contract forbids a strike by the workers union.

A. forbids a strike by the workers union
B. forbids the workers union from striking.
C. will forbid the workers union from striking
D. forbids that there be a strike by the workers union
E. will forbid the workers union from striking

Actually, there are a lot of similar questions. The OA is A.

"forbid somebody from doing sth" is correct, and "forbid somebody to do something" is also correct but rather formal.

The former means to order sb not to do sth, or to order that sth must not be done.
The latter means difficult or impossible to do sth, synonymous with prohibit.

Hence, base on the context of the sentence, idiom "forbid X from Y" is eliminated, so B, C, E are out. D is wordy.

A left is the correct answer.
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14 Mar 2017, 04:31
The new contract forbids a strike by the workers union.

A. forbids a strike by the workers union.
B. forbids the workers union from striking.
C. will forbid the worker union from striking
D. forbids that there be a strike by the workers union
E. will forbid the workers union from striking
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16 Apr 2017, 10:33
I didn't understand why B is wrong even though it uses correct idiom. Kindly explain. Thanks for your time

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30 Apr 2017, 03:50
kannu44 wrote:
I didn't understand why B is wrong even though it uses correct idiom. Kindly explain. Thanks for your time

B uses wrong idiom - "forbid from" is wrong; the correct usage is "forbid to".

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