Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No. 24)
Directions to Solve

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.


24.
You cannot forbid him leaving.
he leaving
his leaving
him to leave
No improvement
Answer: Option
Explanation:
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
Discussion:
11 comments Page 1 of 2.

Shyam george said:   1 decade ago
y not B

Sobana said:   1 decade ago
Here gerund 'leaving' changes into infinitive 'to leave'.

Harshitha said:   1 decade ago
Can you explain me the meaning of the sentence after improving.

Anik said:   1 decade ago
How does it improve by changing "leaving" to "to leave" ? Both are of same meaning nah?

Naveen said:   1 decade ago
Meaning of the sentence cannot be changed, way of expressing only change.

Adarsh said:   9 years ago
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:   8 years ago
Why we use to leave in place of leaving?

Bishruta said:   7 years ago
Forbid means to deter somebody from doing something that means Forbid is itself negative in sense. So, NOT can be used with Forbid.

Thanks!

Siddharth said:   7 years ago
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.
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Rajat said:   7 years ago
Forbid always follows by infinitives (to + V1).


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