gloria
hi, good day everyone

here are two sentences: The management  forbid their workers from accepting tips from customers.

                                               The management  forbade  their workers from accepting tips from customers.

I understand that these two sentences both mean their workers aren't allowed to accept tips  from customers. then how these sentences sound different from each other. what's the difference between them.

Apr 23, 2017 4:58 AM
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In my American English, I understand forbade to be "simple-past" tense and also a much older word that is rarely used. Forbid is "simple-present" tense which means it would need conjugated for: he/she/it/a name but not: I/you/we/they.

The king had forbade the color fuschia.

She forbids cursing at the dinner table. 

I hope that helps. Have a lovely weekend. 

April 23, 2017
Forbade is falling out of usage. No one would say it. They would use forbid. "She wanted to go to Russia, but he forbid it." 
April 23, 2017
you have been very helpful. thanks 
April 23, 2017
I wish I could explain better but it's kinda hard to explain even though I am a native speaker haha!
April 23, 2017
thanks Emily.
April 23, 2017
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