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#211781 - 07/17/13 01:04 AM Smoking is disallowed /not allowed...
Smoking is not allowed on these premises.
Smoking is disallowed on these premises.
Are both sentences fine? Which sentence should be used on a notice board?
#211782 - 07/17/13 04:02 AM Re: Smoking is disallowed /not allowed... [Re: Lionel Koh]
Disallow is usually used to mean deny the validity of, as in "The higher court disallowed the lower court's ruling." For your purposes, I would say that "not allowed" is the better choice, though "prohibited" might be better still.
#211783 - 07/17/13 06:57 AM Re: Smoking is disallowed /not allowed... [Re: Lionel Koh]
I've never seen disallowed used in this context. Trombo's prohibited or not permitted would be the normal choices.
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