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    Which expression is the best?

    'I think that bad manners should be [ punished , banned , governed by law , controlled by law ] particularly when they could harm the people around them.
    For example, using a mobile phone around the people with a pace maker is extremely dangerous, so I think that it should be [ punished , banned , governed by law , controlled by law ].'

    [ punished , banned , governed by law , controlled by law ]

    In the above example, which is the best?
    Or is there any unacceptable expression in the [ ]?


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    #2

    Re: Which expression is the best?

    I depends on what you want to say. Give me a workout on it.


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    #3

    Re: Which expression is the best?

    Thanks for your response.

    >depends on what you want to say.

    Yeah, I agree with you.
    In the example I gave in the last post, I wanted to stress that
    stricter measures should be taken to reduce bad manners because they are so rampant in our society and sometimes dangerous.
    'Stricter measures', however, in this case does not necessarily include imposing a fine on them or putting them into jail, so I guess 'punish' should be ruled out.
    I just want to say that they should be taken more seriously.

    By the way, I'd like to know the difference between 'governed by law' and 'controlled by law'. Which is tougher?


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    #4

    Re: Which expression is the best?

    governed - guidance is provided, ground rules are set, some enforcement

    ruled - enforcement is in place

    Please take this just as a (hopefully ) intelligent guess.


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    #5

    Re: Which expression is the best?

    Sorry forthe delay in writing back.
    Twostep, thank you for your help.

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