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    #1

    No bicycle riding

    No bicycle riding is allowed in the park.

    1. The park keeper saw two children riding bicycles.

    Can the park keeper say 'Don't ride a bicyle' instead of 'Don't ride bicyles'?

    2.The park keeper saw a child riding a bicycle.
    Can the park keeper say 'Don't ride bicyles' instead of 'Don't ride a bicyle'?

    Thanks for your help.

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    #2

    Re: No bicycle riding

    The standard phrase in BrE is simply "No cycling", or perhaps "Cycling prohibited" on a sign.

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    Re: No bicycle riding

    An English park keeper might say:

    You're not allowed to cycle in this park.
    No cycling here.
    Oi, you! Can't you **5$**ing read the **%**ing the signs?


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    Re: No bicycle riding

    I totally agree with Moderator 5jj & emsr2d2.

    However 'Don't ride a bicycle" is quoted from a Grammar textbook for primary students. It uses 'Don't throw litter' instead of " No littering' & etc. I just want to differentiate it so that I can teach my kid.


    Thanks to you again!

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    #5

    Re: No bicycle riding

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    An English park keeper might say:

    You're not allowed to cycle in this park.
    No cycling here.
    Oi, you! Can't you **5$**ing read the **%**ing the signs?
    (cont)
    Park keeper: Do you understand now?
    Kid: Yeah.
    Park keeper: Right. Well, on your bike, then.

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    Re: No bicycle riding

    If the park keeper were to say your words, he might use either 'a bicycle' or 'bicycles' to one person or to more than one. There is no difference, in practice.

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    #7

    Re: No bicycle riding

    Of course, the rather salient fact here is that we don't have park-keepers any more! Councils won't fork out the salaries for them.

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