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    #1

    are forbidden to use

    Which are correct:
    1) These documents are forbidden to use.

    2) These documents are forbidden to be used.

    3) These documents are forbidden to use by the students.

    4) These documents are forbidden to be used by the students.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: are forbidden to use

    I don't really like any of them.

    For me, either the documents are forbidden, or their use is forbidden.
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: are forbidden to use

    If you want to use the passive voice, you could write The use of these documents by students is forbidden. Direct language would say Students are forbidden to use these documents. These two sentences demonstrate the difference between active and passive voice quite effectively.
    I am not a teacher.

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