They have no permission to use the selfie stick.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by flowersophy, Jan 12, 2019 at 1:33 AM.

  1. flowersophy

    flowersophy Senior Member

    Jiangxi China
    Chinese-China
    Hi,

    Many countries are banning the tool that has contributed to the rise in injuries- the selfie stick! Many museums and theme parks including Disney support the government’s decision. (They have no permission to use the selfie stick.) West Japan Railways became the first in the world to give up the stick both inside Japan’s bullet trains and out on the railway platforms.
    (Quoted from an English test paper in China)

    The original passage I’ve found online does not have the sentence in the brackets.

    My question is:does the sentence in the brackets make sense or is it necessary in the context?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AnythingGoes Senior Member

    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    It's not natural and doesn't make sense in the context.
     
  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    1. I agree with AnythingGoes.
    2. If they mean "The use of selfie sticks is prohibited", then it's badly worded.
     
  4. flowersophy

    flowersophy Senior Member

    Jiangxi China
    Chinese-China
    Got it. Thank you for your timely help, AnythingGoes and SwissPete!
     

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