@David, Moderator posted:
Hi, Deepcosmos—Yes, your interpretation is correct. Those two patterns have nothing to do with each other, syntactically or semantically.
Today I fortunately found an interesting reference which reads, "The prepositions suggest a distinction: 'beyond' means 'not within';'from' means 'not to'; 'in' 'not out'. The emphasis thus serves to dismiss an alternative understanding ... https://www.jstor.org/stable/3299887?seq=1
1. Considering this reference, am I ok to rephrase the original sentence into “She was accused of withholding vital information 'not to the police.”, which means, "she has information that she did not give to the police that was vital to the police investigation." as in above BE's post?
2. Could I rephrase "They are prohibited from revealing details about the candidates." into "They are prohibited not to revealing details about the candidates.", which means, "They are not allowed to reveal details about the candidates not to them(=the candidates)." However, I'm afraid this rephrasing may be against your comment this morning. Thus, I will really appreciate that I could have another chance to hear your kind explanation on this problem once again.