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Passive question regarding Sahil's SC

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Passive question regarding Sahil's SC

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    On page #3 there is the following example:


    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 form striking
    E) will forbid that the transportation union strikes

    Why is A the correct answer? I though we should avoid passive tense
    Confused I am confused

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    Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:51 am
    isisalaska wrote:
    On page #3 there is the following example:


    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 form striking
    E) will forbid that the transportation union strikes

    Why is A the correct answer? I though we should avoid passive tense
    Confused I am confused
    'forbids' is active tense

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    Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:03 pm
    So why is not B) forbids the transportation union from striking
    ?!?

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    Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:01 am
    Correct idioms are ....

    x forbids y to do z

    x prohibits y from doing z

    OR

    forbid+<objective>

    Hence A

    The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation union.
    The new contract prohibits the transportation union from striking.
    The new contract forbids the transportation union to strike.

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    Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:46 am
    ah!!!!!!! Thanks! Very Happy

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    thanks prachi!!

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