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  1. #1
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    It is prevented that..."

    "It is prevented that..."

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    For example, do the following sentenses have the same meanings ?
    Heat is prevented from damaging the device.
    It is prevented that heat damages the device.

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    Re: It is prevented that..."

    No, it's not correct. You could say 'It prevents heat from damging', but that would slightly change the meaning and suggest that something specific stops the damage.

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