prevent somebody [from] doing something

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Hi, guys. In this structure, can "from" be omitted?

For example, in this sentence

The impairment of part of her senses did not prevent her from learning.

Is it correct to delete "from"?
  • Harry Batt

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I would feel safer using "from" to modify the object. It is an idiomatic construction and if you omit "from" the English reader will need a long pause or complete stop in order to confirm that he did not read it incorrectly.
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