Until recently, women were forbidden by law from owning property. A. Until recently B. were C. by law D. from owning Could you tell me which part needs correction and why? Actually, I can't find anything which seems odd in this sentence. But the answer is D. I absolutely don't know why. To me, everything seems all right. "Forbid somebody from doing something" is grammatically correct; "until recently" is often used with past simple. So it's hard for me to find the error. I appreciate all your comments.