Poll: There was nothing that could prevent them ____ it again.

There was nothing that could prevent them ____ it again.

doing [British English speaker]
from doing [British English speaker]
doing [American English speaker]
from doing [American English speaker]

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  • Added: September 2004

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Comments:

SimonTrew

Prepositions are more commonly attached to verbs in US English, but it adds no value here, so in UK English should be excised.

Mohsen

Dictionaries make no distinction between the two forms (with/without the preposition), and both are equally common in BrE and AmE.

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