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    discourage - in order to


    discourage - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    ! Do not say 'discourage someone to do something'. Say discourage someone from doing something.

    My question is that can't we construct a sentence in a sense like that '' discourage someone (in order) to do something'?

    -The Umayyads actively tried to discourage conversion (in order) to continue the collection of the jizya, or the tax onnon-Muslims.


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    Re: discourage - in order to

    Yes, you could use it that way (though your example doesn't have a person).

    Don't discourage Myra to make yourself feel smarter.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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