banned/barred/prohibited from fishing

jesusguime

Banned
Chinese
In America, fishermen have been banned from fishing during certain seasons.


Hi,
Is "banned" in the above equivalent to "barred" and "prohibited?" Thanks.
 
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Is "banned" in the above equivalent to "barred" and "prohibited?"

    Yes, but it seems a little off to my AE ear. I would say "prohibited."
     

    George French

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    barred "preventing entry or exit or a course of action"
    banned "prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules"
    prohibited "To forbid by authority"

    All freedictionary.com

    They are all similar but there is a differrent emphasis.

    "In America, fishermen have been banned/prohibited from fishing during certain seasons" is possibly what you want... It is often a question of the accepted local jargon or often simply the whim of the writer....

    GF..
     
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