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    No swimming / No swim

    I understand that gerund is used as noun. So, "swimming" here is a nuon, right?
    My question is that "swim" can be used as noun, for example " have a swim", and why "NO swim" is wrong?
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    PS. if sentences above have any wrong, pls. correct them for me, ok?

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    Re: No swimming / No swim

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I understand that gerund is used as noun. So, "swimming" here is a nuon, right?
    My question is that "swim" can be used as noun, for example " have a swim", and why "NO swim" is wrong?
    Pls.

    PS. if sentences above have any wrong, pls. correct them for me, ok?
    Grammatically, "swim" is a countable noun. If you use it, there must be accompanied by articles, like "take a swim or go for a swim". Therefore,we cannot say "No swim" or "No a swim" either.
    Whereas, "Swimming", as you have noted, is a gerund which is an uncountable verbal noun. So, "No swimming" is grammatically correct.

    (Not a teacher.)

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    Re: No swimming / No swim

    Dear sir,

    Can I understand that if any verb after the word" no" there must be a verbal gerund? Such as: "no parking" , not "no park" ?

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    Re: No swimming / No swim

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Dear sir,

    Can I understand that if any verb after the word" no" there must be a verbal gerund? Such as: "no parking" , not "no park" ?
    Dui ya.

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