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

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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
C) prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings

Which one is correct and why?
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x FORBIDS y TO DO z; x PROHIBITS y FROM DOING z are both correct idioms. Why is A wrong here? OA = C.

Last edited by I3igDmsu on 05 Jun 2010, 10:29, edited 1 time in total.

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05 Jun 2010, 10:25
C.

prohibit from >>> correct idiom.

I3igDmsu wrote:
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
C) prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings

Which one is correct and why?

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05 Jun 2010, 10:29
x FORBIDS y TO DO z is also a correct idiom though. Please explain.

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05 Jun 2010, 10:46
prohibit from is correct idiom

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05 Jun 2010, 10:53
This idiom is also correct.

A) Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to enforce statewide bans prohibiting landfills to accept leaves, brush, and grass clippings.

C) Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to enforce statewide bans prohibiting landfills from accepting leaves, brush, and grass clippings

IMO C is better because we have have begun to enforce in the introductory part which shows some progressive action. For this reason, I marked C.

I3igDmsu wrote:
x FORBIDS y TO DO z is also a correct idiom though. Please explain.

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05 Jun 2010, 11:19
prohibit to - WRONG
prohibiting that - WRONG

prohibit from - CORRECT
prohibiting + noun - CORRECT

ban + cannot - WRONG
ban that - WRONG

Further ban + noun clause is wrong

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Re: Landfill Ban   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2010, 11:19
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