Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Eva 88
    Guest
    #1

    NO smoking and DO NOT smoke

    Can someone please tell me if there is any grammatical difference in using
    No smoking &
    Do not smoke (in the lobby)
    Thanks,
    Eva

  2. csharp's Avatar

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 51
    #2

    Re: NO smoking and DO NOT smoke

    I would rather you didn't smoke

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,888
    #3

    Re: NO smoking and DO NOT smoke

    'No smoking' is less direct and less of an order. In a lobby, I would use it. Near explosive materials, I would go for 'Do not smoke' or 'Smoking is strictly forbidden'.

Similar Threads

  1. Please give some commons about my essays. Thank you very much!
    By janice_z in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Jul-2006, 04:18
  2. TOEFL essay
    By magdalena in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-May-2006, 03:45
  3. healthy way to quit smoking while you smoke!!!!
    By chello in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-Jul-2005, 05:12
  4. A Real Debate between a Child and an Adult
    By Ayed in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2004, 23:11

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •