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question) (Something) prevent you from coming up with new ideas.

I think I can express the above using forbid

forbid you to come up with new ideas.

And, may I use it like this, also?

forbid you coming up with new ideas.
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Forbid is used with a person or a volition as subject-- it means command against. In your sentence, something simply obstructed the ideas. Also, the structure for using the two verbs is slightly different:

The noise prevented you from coming up with ideas.
The noise prevented your coming up with new ideas.
The boss forbade you to come up with new ideas.
The boss forbade your coming up with new ideas.

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Mister MicawberForbid is used with a person or a volition as subject-- it means command against. In your sentence, something simply obstructed the ideas. Also, the structure for using the two verbs is slightly different:The noise prevented you from coming up with ideas.The noise prevented your coming up with new ideas.The boss forbade you to come up with new ideas.The boss forbade your coming up with new ideas.
I have two sentences that I'd like to be analyzed:

They forbid smoking in the restaurant.
He's obviously quite embarrassed about it because he forbade me to tell anyone.

Why isn't the second sentence "forbade me telling anyone" ?

Another doubt:
My doctor has forbidden me to eat sugar.
My doctor has forbidden me eating sugar.

Which sentence is correct?
Hi,

we say:

My doctor has forbidden me to eat sugar.

My doctor has forbidden eating sugar.

the sentences have the same meaning and the difference is in the way of usage. If the person who is advised/allowed/forbidden/etc is mentioned , a to + infinitive follows. If not, a gerund.

Examples:

he advised checking the instructions.

he advised me to check the instructions.

they don't allow smoking

they don't allow people to smoke.

he forbids eating in the classroom.

he forbids them to eat in the classroom.

Also: recommend; require; permit

hope I could help

Brazilian teacher
Mikael
Mister MicawberForbid is used with a person or a volition as subject-- it means command against. In your sentence, something simply obstructed the ideas. Also, the structure for using the two verbs is slightly different:The noise prevented you from coming up with ideas.The noise prevented your coming up with new ideas.The boss forbade you to come up with new ideas.The boss forbade your coming up with new ideas.
I have two sentences that I'd like to be analyzed:
They forbid smoking in the restaurant.
He's obviously quite embarrassed about it because he forbade me to tell anyone.
Why isn't the second sentence "forbade me telling anyone" ?
Another doubt:
My doctor has forbidden me to eat sugar.
My doctor has forbidden me eating sugar.
Which sentence is correct?
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Thanks for the answer.

But what about this question?


Passengers are forbidden .... to the driver

A) to talk B) talking

C)talk D) talked

A) "Passengers are forbidden to talk to the driver" is the one you want.

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