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very confusing words

Saudi Arabia

very confusing words
These words are very difficult to explain :
avoid  - prevent  -   ban -  forbid.

Can you help me in explaining them to students to differentiate between using them?
Thanks a lot. 

6 Oct 2015      

manonski (f)

avoid: to stay away from (someone or something)
prevent:to stop (something) from happening or existing
ban: to forbid people from using, to forbid (someone) from doing or being part of something
forbid: to order (someone) not to do something, to say that (something) is not allowed
source: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/ 

6 Oct 2015     

Saudi Arabia

Thank you.

7 Oct 2015