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# Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to

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08 Jul 2008, 02:50
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936.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

sweat with some variations here!
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08 Jul 2008, 08:16
sondenso wrote:
936.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

sweat with some variations here!

what is wrong with B, i think prohibit can be considered a subjunctive verb for example:
The law does not prohibit that they smoke cigarettes.

On a different note , I am not sure but it seems to be that bans + prohibits is redundant. ban should generally prohibit something, isn't it?

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08 Jul 2008, 08:21
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
sondenso wrote:
936.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

sweat with some variations here!

what is wrong with B, i think prohibit can be considered a subjunctive verb for example:
The law does not prohibit that they smoke cigarettes.

On a different note , I am not sure but it seems to be that bans + prohibits is redundant. ban should generally prohibit something, isn't it?

Check the meaning....if B is correct then it seems like landfills is capable of performing actions ...landfills can't run/jump or accept...:D

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08 Jul 2008, 08:25
sondenso wrote:
936.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

sweat with some variations here!

Really confusing one. If we go with verb agreement. have begun ... accepted

Choice D

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08 Jul 2008, 08:35
rao_1857 wrote:
sondenso wrote:
936.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

sweat with some variations here!

Really confusing one. If we go with verb agreement. have begun ... accepted

Choice D

I think B because a negative clause cannt stand after Ban (it's a rule I learnt somewhere).

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08 Jul 2008, 08:36
One more for C for the same reasons..
Prohibiting X from Y...

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08 Jul 2008, 08:42
Another one for C ...Prohibiting X from Y...

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08 Jul 2008, 10:29
sondenso wrote:
936.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

sweat with some variations here!

ANy thing tricky here?

Only C sounds OK to me - prohibit X from Y

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08 Jul 2008, 18:05
A law prohibits people from doing x,y,z

D and E out

Among A,B & C, C is correct because it uses the correct idiom.

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08 Jul 2008, 18:24
Many thanks to all of you, friends. I learned a lot from your tips and your questions raised. I stucked with A, B, and C for I think "prohibite" somewhat in the same structure as "forbid".

Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
Check the meaning....if B is correct then it seems like landfills is capable of performing actions ...landfills can't run/jump or accept

Nice and useful explaination!

DavidArchuleta wrote:
I think B because a negative clause cannt stand after Ban (it's a rule I learnt somewhere

New to me, but interesting to see it!

OA is C. Thanks again.
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08 Jul 2008, 18:30
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
sondenso wrote:
936.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

sweat with some variations here!

what is wrong with B, i think prohibit can be considered a subjunctive verb for example:
The law does not prohibit that they smoke cigarettes.

On a different note , I am not sure but it seems to be that bans + prohibits is redundant. ban should generally prohibit something, isn't it?

Check the meaning....if B is correct then it seems like landfills is capable of performing actions ...landfills can't run/jump or accept...:D

I don't quite agree, how is C OK then? "prohibiting landfills from accepting"..it too means landfills accept

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08 Jul 2008, 18:33
sondenso wrote:
Many thanks to all of you, friends. I learned a lot from your tips and your questions raised. I stucked with A, B, and C for I think "prohibite" somewhat in the same structure as "forbid".

Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
Check the meaning....if B is correct then it seems like landfills is capable of performing actions ...landfills can't run/jump or accept

Nice and useful explaination!

DavidArchuleta wrote:
I think B because a negative clause cannt stand after Ban (it's a rule I learnt somewhere

New to me, but interesting to see it!

OA is C. Thanks again.

On another note, just beware of the comparison between forbid and prohibit.

Idiom is 'Forbid to' and 'Prohibit from'

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08 Jul 2008, 18:42
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
I don't quite agree, how is C OK then? "prohibiting landfills from accepting"..it too means landfills accept

alpha_plus_gamma:The above meaning helps avoid to convey directly that "the landfills accept...". Up to now, only this means can help me rule out B!

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08 Jul 2008, 18:46
I don't quite agree, how is C OK then? "prohibiting landfills from accepting"..it too means landfills accept

Precisely, that's why the use of idiom is necessary. Idioms follow no rules...

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08 Sep 2010, 23:23
Both idioms are correct here....
Prohibit X from Y
Prohibit X to Y
So, the options remain as A and C... why C is correct if this is the case???

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09 Sep 2010, 11:11
The correct idioms are:

prohibit X to Y
prohibiting X from Y

Hence C.

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