>>>>> On Tue, 02 Aug 2022, Sam James wrote: >> On 1 Aug 2022, at 22:24, Duncan <1i5t5.dun...@cox.net> wrote: >> >> The language point: >> >> Am I the only one for whom the omission of "from" makes the sentence read >> smoother? (Maybe it's a regional English thing?) >> >> ; this will prevent the learning curve [...] from becoming too steep... >> >> ; this will prevent the learning curve [...] becoming too steep...
> It reads slightly smoother without "from" but I didn't notice it when > reading myself. > I guess we can drop it. But is it grammatically correct with the "from"? https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/prevent seems to suggest so: | The verb *prevent* is never followed by an infinitive. | Use the patterns *prevent someone/something doing something* | or *prevent someone/something from doing something* [...]
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