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protect sb/ sth from doing sth/ being done?
We say "prevent sb from doing sth", but can we say "protect sb from doing sth; protect sth from being done"? like in:
We must protect the environment from being damaged.
I read this structure in our textbook, but I can't find this structure in any dictionary. Could you tell me if it is a good structure to use?
Re: protect sb/ sth from doing sth/ being done?
Originally Posted by joham
We can say either; "We must prevent the environment from being damaged" or ".....protect the environment from damage"
You can protect a person from something, and you can prevent a person from doing something.
You would be understood if you said "we must protect the environment from being damaged" but it sounds clumsy.
Hope this explains it!
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