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Post Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:46 am
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    788. 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



    Hi,
    I thought the answer was D) but actually A).... Why D) is wrong gramatically?
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    Post Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:04 am
    I think D) is incorrect because of the tense of the verb forbid. In the original sentence the present tense is used and in D) and E) the future tense is used. This distorts the original meaning of the sentence. The original indicates that a new contract currently forbids something as opposed to the last two which indicate that a new contract will forbid something in the future.

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    Post Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:08 pm
    Ok...

    I also don't understand why B) is worng.... I dont see any gramatical violation.. Sad

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    Post Tue May 01, 2007 11:41 am
    I believe that the idiom is incorrect in B).

    You have either

    forbid X to Y

    or

    prohibit X from Y

    B) mixes the two by using forbid X from Y which is considered wrong on the GMAT.

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