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complete ban on fishing

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Alendil, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Alendil New Member

    Hi :)

    Could anyone help me understand the meaning of "on" in that sentence?
    I understand how physically in contact with and supported by (a surface). But in that sentence, I could not understand this way.

    • There’s going to be a complete ban on fishing in the North Atlantic.

    Thank you!
  2. lingobingo

    lingobingo Senior Member

    English - England
    It's always written like that. It doesn't need to be explained, just learned. :)

    You can ban [something] (where ban is a transitive verb)
    or you can impose a ban on it.
  3. Andygc

    Andygc Senior Member

    British English
    There's over 30 meanings of "on" in the Wordreference dictionary. Try this one
  4. Alendil New Member

    Could you give some examples?

    Thanks a lot
  5. Linkway Senior Member

    British English

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