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NewAmerica

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Mandarin
As I read "steps for the prevention", I hesitated:"Isn't 'steps for prevention' already clear"?

The question of this thread is whether it is correst to write it simply as "steps for prevention." Does "the" serve as an emphasis?

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Terrorism and health
Terrorist attacks present a major challenge to society, placing governments, citizens, infrastructure, and health systems under acute pressure. This Series of papers commissioned jointly by The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Psychiatry reviews the history of terrorism and mental health, and preparedness planning for biological and nuclear incidents. It provides a balanced, practical approach on necessary steps for the prevention of incidents, preparation, management of response, and communication of vital information regarding necessary actions and risk to the general public.

Source: The Lancet
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I agree.

    … necessary steps for the prevention of … / … the steps necessary to prevent …
    But what did jar was providing “a balanced, practical approach on …”
     
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