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The Gourmet Beer Bill proposes that a decades-old beer ban, against bottles containing more than 8% alcohol per volume, be lifted.

• beer ban, against bottles containing more than 8% alcohol per volume, be lifted
• ban on selling bottled beers containing more than 8% alcohol per volume be lifted
• ban on bottled beers sold containing more than 8% alcohol per volume be lifted
• ban be lifted against selling bottled beers containing more than 8% alcohol per volume
• ban over bottled beers that are sold containing more than 8% alcohol per volume should be lifted
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The Gourmet Beer Bill proposes that a decades-old beer ban, against bottles containing more than 8% alcohol per volume, be lifted.

• beer ban, against bottles containing more than 8% alcohol per volume, be lifted-->wrong idiom usage it should be ban on .
• ban on selling bottled beers containing more than 8% alcohol per volume be lifted-->correct
• ban on bottled beers sold containing more than 8% alcohol per volume be lifted-->the ban is still valid and requires present tense usage.
• ban be lifted against selling bottled beers containing more than 8% alcohol per volume-->passive construction
• ban over bottled beers that are sold containing more than 8% alcohol per volume should be lifted-->wrong idiom.
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+1 for B

subjunctive verb form is the key here.
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New post 21 Feb 2012, 19:36
+1 for B.

In addition to subjuntive, "ban on" is the corret prepositional usage.

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IDiom - ban on --> A&D&E out

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ban on what - selling bottled beers --> correct

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Quick question

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B) ban on selling bottled beers containing more than 8% alcohol per volume be lifted

what is the role of selling? I believe it can be a verb-ing modifier, verb or a Gerund.
It cant be a verb because its not proceeded by a helping verb
it cant be a gerund because for "selling" to be a Gerund it has to act like the subject of the sentence and needs a singular verb

So only option is verb-ing modifier. if selling is acting like a verb-ing modifier without a comma then it has to modify a noun immediately proceeding it and in this case the word immediately proceeding selling is a preposition "on" and that seems wrong.

However verb-ing phrase without a comma may modify a noun, which is a bit far away only if the phrase/words right after the noun cant be placed anywhere else.

Could anyone please shred some light on my reasoning.
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Selling is in fact a gerund here. It is used as a noun. Containing is a modifier that is modifying the preceding noun beers.

Note: Selling guitars is my job.
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TejasD wrote:
Selling is in fact a gerund here. It is used as a noun. Containing is a modifier that is modifying the preceding noun beers.

Note: Selling guitars is my job.
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I believe its not a gerund because if selling is a Gerund then selling is acting like a subject and every subject needs a verb. we dont have a verb for selling. The verb be lifted is referring to the subject Beer ban.

I think its a verb-ing modifier, which is modifying a slightly far away noun Ban. As ban on is an idom and the preposition ON cant be placed anywhere else.

Again thats my reasoning and hopefully someone ll verify it.
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