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Which sounds better (and where do you live?) I am American, and I think "forbidden from" sounds better, although both "forbidden to" and "forbidden from" are considered standard usage.

"The banks were forbidden from making any more subprime loans." vs. "The banks were forbidden to make any more subprime loans."

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Use "to" with the infinitive verb form, "from" with a gerund.

You two are forbidden to date each other.

You two are forbidden from dating each other.

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In your specific example, the first one is correct.

"The banks were forbidden from making any more subprime loans."

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