Giving and Responding Prohibition. Do you still remember my previous article entitled “Giving Instruction and Its Response”? If you so, now let’s expanse our speaking skill by understanding another article entitled “Giving and Responding Prohibition”. Actually this article is just another way of expressing Instruction in negative form. However, it will discuss about some ways of expressing negative instruction or commonly called Prohibition.
Giving prohibition is the way of giving instruction to someone not to do something. Prohibition function is to forbid or prevent someone from doing something. There are some ways to make prohibition expressions
Don’t open the door!
Don’t leave me alone!
- By using the pattern Don’t be + Adjective
Don’t be noisy!
Don’t be late!
Don’t be shy!
- By using the pattern Don’t be + Adverb
Don’t be here!
Don’t be there!
Don’t be on Monday!
- By using the pattern No + Verb-ing
Example in dialogue
Mother : “Yes. Don’t be late at school honey.”
Rizal : “I won’t, Mom.
Students : Of course, Sir.