In my grammar book "Grammatica Inglese Facile (Simple English Grammar)" I read that the following sentences are both correct:
Our coach forbids drinking.
Our coach forbids us to drink.
But the book adds that the latter cannot rewritten in this way:
- Our coach forbids us drinking.
However the book doesn't explain its last statement, thus I'm asking if someone can explain whether what the book states true is. If so, why?