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    The cancellation of prohibition of drinking alcohol.

    Hi.

    Is that correct to use "cancellation" and "withdraw " in the following sentences because it doesn't sound alright to me. What are the proper verbs and nouns to express that sense ?
    A-The community asks for the cancellation of prohibition of drinking alcohol.
    B-The government withdrew the prohibition of drinking alcohol.

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    Re: The cancellation of prohibition of drinking alcohol.

    Repeal - both a noun and a verb.
    The repeal of the prohibition.
    They repealed the prohibition.
    Last edited by 5jj; 11-Dec-2013 at 14:58. Reason: minor typp
    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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    Re: The cancellation of prohibition of drinking alcohol.

    To me both verbs are acceptable, but I wouldn't say "prohibition of drinking" but would use the noun, alcohol, as the object.

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    Re: The cancellation of prohibition of drinking alcohol.

    Incidentally, I think by 'it doesn't sound alright to me' you may have meant 'it doesn't sound all right to me'; you may have met the common (unfortunately, some would say ) 'alright'.

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