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by magical cook » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:40 am
785. The National Labor Relations Act expressly forbids unions from engaging in secondary boycotts against companies not directly involved in a labor dispute.
(A) unions from engaging in
(B) the engagement by unions of
(C) unions to engage in
(D) unions from becoming engaged with
(E) that unions engage upon



Hi,
I think forbit can take both "from/to" as idiom, but why A) is wrong and C) is correct?

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by rajesh_ctm » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:54 pm
I think "forbid from" is incorrect. It should always be "forbid to".

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by magical cook » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:03 pm
I checked the dictionary but

forbid can take the following

forbid + object + from ing
forbid + object + to do
forbid that SV

So, I don't understand why A is wrong...

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by f2001290 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:43 pm
Have a look at Idioms in Manhattan SC. It says " forbid X to Y".

GMAT English differ from the accepted norms of English :)

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by magical cook » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:56 pm
Thank you!

That clarify what I was wondering about the usage of "forbid"...