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    Question "to ban something for people..."?

    Hi there,
    What is the right preposition for ban, in this structure? Can it be used this way at all?

    ...they decided to ban it from/for people...




    Thanks.

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    Re: "to ban something for people..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,
    What is the right preposition for ban, in this structure? Can it be used this way at all?

    ...they decided to ban it from/for people...




    Thanks.
    NOT A TEACHER

    Usually it's ban from. We'll have to wait for native speakers to answer if for is possible.

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    Re: "to ban something for people..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
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    Usually it's ban from. We'll have to wait for native speakers to answer if for is possible.

    Yes. We ban people from doing something. And the question is if we can ban something ... people, with the blank to be filled with a preposition.

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    Re: "to ban something for people..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Usually it's ban from. We'll have to wait for native speakers to answer if 'for' is possible.
    It is, though differently:

    He was banned from the pub for using bad language.
    He was banned from driving for speeding in a built-up area.

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    Question Re: "to ban something for people..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It is, though differently:

    He was banned from the pub for using bad language.
    He was banned from driving for speeding in a built-up area.

    Thanks. Now, if some people are not allowed to do/have something, can we say 'we have banned it for people.'? I feel it sucks!

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    Re: "to ban something for people..."?

    Now, if some people are not allowed to do/have something, can we say 'we have banned it for people.'?

    Yes.
    "Eating sugary food is banned for most diabetics".
    "This movie is banned for people under 18".
    "Driving is banned for those without a licence".

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