Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 91
    #1

    three sentences

    We should forbid children to play computer game.
    we should forbid children from playing computer games.
    we should forbid playing computer games to children. *


    Do three sentences have the same meaning and correct grammatically?
    thanks

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,216
    #2

    Re: three sentences

    Hi kelvin,

    We should forbid children to play computer game. -- This one is okay.

    We should forbid children from playing computer games. -- This isn't how to use "forbid." Try "restrict" if you want the "from playing" construction.

    We should forbid playing computer games to children. -- Not grammatical.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. Example Sentences for English Words
    By sonicstaars in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-May-2010, 02:44
  2. The sentences above/below are correct
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2009, 08:12
  3. Are these sentences wrong?
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-Jun-2008, 03:15
  4. Are these sentences correct?
    By samfat33 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2007, 23:08
  5. Are sentences correct?
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-May-2007, 10:41

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •