Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.24)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.


You cannot forbid him leaving.

[A]. he leaving
[B]. his leaving
[C]. him to leave
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option C


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Shyam George said: (Dec 15, 2010)  
y not B

Sobana said: (Jan 8, 2011)  
Here gerund 'leaving' changes into infinitive 'to leave'.

Harshitha said: (Sep 7, 2013)  
Can you explain me the meaning of the sentence after improving.

Anik said: (Jan 12, 2014)  
How does it improve by changing "leaving" to "to leave" ? Both are of same meaning nah?

Naveen said: (Apr 3, 2014)  
Meaning of the sentence cannot be changed, way of expressing only change.

Adarsh said: (Sep 15, 2015)  
Shouldn't it B "you cannot forbid him to not leave"?

This would show that the person being referred to has the freedom to leave and that person to which this was spoken to does not have the authority to stop him.

Saurabh said: (Feb 16, 2016)  
Why we use to leave in place of leaving?

Bishruta said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
Forbid means to deter somebody from doing something that means Forbid is itself negative in sense. So, NOT can be used with Forbid.


Siddharth said: (Aug 22, 2017)  
I feel the question itself is wrong. Forbid someone to leave translates to Stop someone to leave. Which is not correct. An option with " from leaving" would improve the question.

Rajat said: (Dec 21, 2017)  
Forbid always follows by infinitives (to + V1).

Ritika said: (Jun 27, 2019)  
Yes, you are correct @Rajat.

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