How commonly used is this structure: “No [verb+ing]…”?

How commonly used is this structure: “No [verb+ing]…”?
I found this picture a few months ago. Haha, it’s funny.

I know:
Don’t [verb]
Not [verb+ing]

Is it grammatically correct?
Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by Kenten
It’s less common than ‘don’t [verb]’ but it’s more polite when you’re talking to strangers or customers.

No [verb]ing the whatever.

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2 Responses to “How commonly used is this structure: “No [verb+ing]…”?”

  • Amelia says:

    Yes, both forms are grammatically correct. [verb]+ing is often used on signs, ie “no skating” or “no diving”. Don’t[verb] is an order; no[verb]+ing is a statement of what is and what is not permitted.

  • bluebellbkk says:

    It’s pretty common. You see signs everywhere saying “No Smoking”, “No Littering”, “No Spitting”, “No Loitering”.
    I liked your link! But in a sentence like that which has an object, we would usually say “Please don’t touch the dog”, rather than “No touching the dog”.

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