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Which one below is correct while using the verb ban?

  1. Plastic bottle using was banned by government in the country.

  2. Government banned to use plastic bottle in the country.

  3. Plastic bottle was banned from using by government in the country.

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  • All your sentences are ungrammatical. – tchrist Jan 23 '19 at 17:15
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Ban takes a gerund, but not an infinitive. (There is no explanation for this: it is just an accidental property of that particular word).

The GloWbE corpus has 407 instances of "ban X-ing", but not a single instance of "ban to X".

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Your sentence formation is grammatically incorrect. The correct usage would be-

1) Government banned the usage of plastic bottles in the country.

2) Usage of plastic bottles was banned by the government in the country.

3) Same as 1)

4) Plastic bottle was banned from usage by the government in the country.

I suggest reading this post to gain more insight.

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  • 1) is perfectly grammatical, though less natural than your 1) and 2). – Colin Fine Jan 23 '19 at 15:31
  • Your 1 needs an article to be grammatical, and your 4 is quite bizarre to me. The government didn’t ban plastic bottles from using anything. If you want to use that construction, you’d have to say “People were banned by the government from using plastic bottles in the country”. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 23 '19 at 15:58
  • @JanusBahsJacquet I'd say that 4 is OK except that it must be [The plastic bottle was]/[Plastic bottles were] banned from usage… Examples of this construction from published literature: [The insecticide diazinon] was banned from usage on golf courses in 1990. (source); – linguisticturn Jan 23 '19 at 17:35
  • @JanusBahsJacquet All other dialects were banned from usage (source); Freshmen were asked to carry a number of items to class with them and ever since the day when books bags were banned from usage (source), … – linguisticturn Jan 23 '19 at 17:36
  • @JanusBahsJacquet Of course, alternatively, one could say [The plastic bottle was]/[Plastic bottles were] banned from being used, but then by the government becomes ambiguous (did the government ban it, or was the government banned from using it/them?). – linguisticturn Jan 23 '19 at 17:36

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