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RMD007 wrote:
In some other posts, I have read that correct idiom for prevent is - TO PREVENT X FROM Y.With this logic, I eliminated B,C,E. D contains ambiguity with "they", so I selected A.
Please let me know if there is anything wrong in my POE.


Your reasoning is correct. But be cautious that it is possible to use "prevent" without "from".

To prevent an accident, I had to steer my vehicle towards right.... correct ("from" is not used with concrete nouns)

However for actions (gerunds) "prevent from" is used. To prevent the busiensses from moving ...... correct
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New post 15 Feb 2017, 08:29
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RMD007 wrote:
In some other posts, I have read that correct idiom for prevent is - TO PREVENT X FROM Y.With this logic, I eliminated B,C,E. D contains ambiguity with "they", so I selected A.
Please let me know if there is anything wrong in my POE.


Your reasoning is correct. But be cautious that it is possible to use "prevent" without "from".

To prevent an accident, I had to steer my vehicle towards right.... correct ("from" is not used with concrete nouns)

However for actions (gerunds) "prevent from" is used. To prevent the busiensses from moving ...... correct


Thanks for pointing out another possibility.
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New post 06 Apr 2019, 05:24
Are we preventing moving of business or business from moving ? please someone clear. I do not find any error in E.


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To prevent businesses from moving, local governments award them annual tax breaks, described by supporters as vital tools that encourage economic development but denounced by critics as "corporate welfare" that weakens the national economy.

A) businesses from moving, local governments award them annual tax breaks, described by supporters as vital tools that encourage economic development but denounced by critics as "corporate welfare" that weakens

B) the moving of businesses, local governments award them annual tax breaks, which supporters describe as vital tools for encouraging economic development but are denounced by critics as "corporate welfare" that weakens

C) businesses moving, local governments award them annual tax breaks each year; supporters describe those breaks as vital tools to encourage economic development, but they are denounced by critics as "corporate welfare" for weakening

D) businesses from moving, local governments award annual tax breaks each year; they are described by supporters as vital tools that encourage economic development, but critics denounce them as "corporate welfare" weakening

E) the moving of businesses, local governments award annual tax breaks, whose supporters describe as vital tools to encourage economic development but whose critics denounce as "corporate welfare" that weakens

This question doesnt really make sense to me.

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