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    two warnings

    "Sharp Objects are Strictly Prohibited!"

    "Corrosive & Flammable Items are Strictly Prohibited!"

    The above warnings are put up in our school!

    Are they naturally written? Should I replace "Items" with "products or materials" or something like that?

    Should I add "in this area" at the end of each warning?



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    Re: two warnings

    I agree that "Materials" is a better choice than "Items." Use "or" instead of and."
    "In this area" is self-explanatory. You don't need it.

    You can also just say
    NO sharp objects
    NO corrosive or flammable materials
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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