banned in school - banned from school?

forsin

Senior Member
german
Hello,

'should cellphones be banned in school'
'should cellphones be banned from school'

Which is correct?

Thanks
forsin
 
  • Drink

    Senior Member
    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    Hello,

    'should cellphones be banned in school'
    'should cellphones be banned from school'

    Which is correct?

    Thanks
    forsin
    "Banned from school" strongly implies that the cellphones would not be allowed in the school building at all.
    "Banned in school" can mean either that they are not allowed in the building, or they just can't be used during school.
     
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