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    language on signages

    Hi,

    Is it correct to write,"Please, take off shoes before entering" on a signage?

    Thank you.

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    Re: language on signages

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi,

    Is it correct to write,"Please, take off shoes before entering" on a signage?

    Thank you.
    "Please remove shoes before entering" would be better.
    No comma. Also, we call them 'signs', not signages.

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    Re: language on signages

    By the way, must the word "entering" which goes after "before" take present participle form, -ing? I saw a door sign that says "please take off shoes before enter".
    Thanks.

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    Re: language on signages

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    By the way, must the word "entering" which goes after "before" take present participle form, -ing? I saw a door sign that says "please take off shoes before enter".
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    No, that is completely wrong. Signs do not have to be grammatical, but "before enter" is worse than ungrammatical.
    "Before entry" is possible, but "before entering" is best.

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    Re: language on signages

    I thought so too. But, I was not sure because I am not a native speaker of English.
    Thanks.

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