unnecessary prepositions


Which of the following would be more correct: "stop us stalling", "stop us from stalling", "prevent us stalling", "prevent us from stalling"? Which would be the more appropriate word to use, prevent or stop? Thank you.

edited Mar 18 '13 at 09:20 desre franco New member

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"Stop" and "prevent" mean two different things. You stop something that is currently happening. You prevent something that hasn't happened yet.

Prevent is not always followed by a preposition, though "from" is appropriate if one is used.


The proper use of the clutch should prevent stalling.

link comment edited Mar 18 '13 at 13:35 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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