Are these sentences grammatically correct?

He forbade eating onions because of his religious beliefs.

He prohibited eating onions because of his religious beliefs.

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  • User
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Yes.

    The first would only be used in the case of "He" being an authority figure.

    For example: the head of the household might forbid his children from eating onions.

    He wouldn't forbid HIMSELF from eating onions. That is not proper usage of that word.

    The second is similar. Only someone in authority can prohibit such things.

    One could also write

    - He forbade the eating of onions...

    - He prohibited the eating of onions...

    but what you have written is also fine.

    For a person who wants to prevent THEMSELVES from eating onions

    different wording should be used.

    Example:

    - He refused to eat onions...

    Also the case if you are trying to indicate that his religious beliefs forced HIM to not eat onions.

    Example:

    - He was forbidden from eating onions due to his religious beliefs.

  • 2 months ago

    You are close but they need a little bit of help. Try these:

    He forbade the eating of onions because of his religious beliefs.

    He prohibited the eating of onions because of his religious beliefs.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes. Both are correct.

  • 2 months ago

    Not if the idea is that the person (he) is the one who has to abstain.  It is not usual for a person to forbid themselves, or prohibit themselves.  We prohibit others from doing things.  We abstain when we prohibit ourselves.  Really, though, I think you want to say that his religious beliefs prohibited him from eating onions.  The prohibition to himself is not coming from himself.

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  • No. If "forbad" is used, then you need to add. He WAS forbade FROM.

    As for the second one. You need to add again: he WAS prohibited FROM eating onions.

  • 2 months ago

    It depends on what you are trying to say.

    They are both more or less correct if you are talking about someone who is trying to keep other people from eating onions due to their religious beliefs.

    If you are trying to say that he didn't eat onions due to religious beliefs,t hen you would need to say 'He was forbidden' or 'He was prohibited from'

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "He was prohibited from eating onions because of his religious beliefs."

    "He forbade his children from eating onions because of his religious beliefs."

    "his religious beliefs forbade him from eating onions"

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