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    "stop worry"

    The below statement is an excerpt from (Anxiety and Depression By Adrian Wells). More to the point, as we know that STOP must be followed by either TO or –ING depending on the meaning. However, as you see in the below statement there is none of them. So, what is your take people?

    "Even when they do stop worry they prevent the person from discovering that the worry process can be suspended by internal means.
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    Re: "stop worry"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "Even when they do stop worry they prevent the person from discovering that the worry process can be suspended by internal means."
    It could be that 'worry' here is the noun. You haven't given us enough context to be sure. It might help to know who or what 'they' are.

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    Re: "stop worry"

    You haven't given us enough context to be sure. It might help to know who or what 'they' are.
    As a means of trying to control his worry he had explored information on the Internet about the nature and causes of skin discoloration. He had hoped that he would find information that would lead him to worry less, but in fact he had discovered dangerous possibilities that he had not even thought of, which became the triggers of sustained worry. Thus, some strategies backfire and act as further triggers for worrying. Even when they do stop worry they prevent the person from discovering that the worry process can be suspended by internal means. They also prevent the person discovering that even if worry continued it would not lead to negative consequences such as a heart attack or a mental breakdown.

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    Re: "stop worry"

    In that context, it's a noun.

    "Thus, some strategies backfire and act as further triggers for worrying. Even when they (the strategies) do stop worry (noun) they prevent the person from discovering that the worry process can be suspended by internal means."


    Sometimes, the strategies stop worry.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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