Specifically in the sentence: “A guide asked us not to touch the exhibits during the excursion”.

Do we use 〜て/でください as if we are saying “don’t touch this” or do we simply put a negative form and then と + some introductory verb?


案内者は見学の時に陳列品を手で持たないと... etc.

And what verb should we use to say “she asked”? I guess neither 聞く nor 頼む will be appropriate.


If the guide is explaining several things, I would say:

But if the guide is scolding you for having touched the exhibits, I would say:

  • Thank you very much! Just one more question: is it mandatory to put the particle と after ように in this situation? – Jane.K Sep 30 '18 at 14:02

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