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    "New measures to prevent pollution levels rising any further in the capital."

    Hi everyone,
    I would like to know if the word "rising" here is a reduced form of an adjective clause.

    "New measures to prevent pollution levels rising any further in the capital."

    New measures to prevent pollution levels which is rising / which rise any further in the capital.


    Thank you.

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    Re: "New measures to prevent pollution levels rising any further in the capital."

    No. It means "... prevent pollution levels from rising any further ..."
    Note that what you posted is not a complete sentence.

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    Re: "New measures to prevent pollution levels rising any further in the capital."

    No. It means "... prevent pollution levels from rising any further ..."
    Thanks. Great point. English is really crazy and enjoyable.
    I think it extracted from the expression: "Prevent something from doing something."
    So, it can be concluded that without implying the preposition "from" the sentence is correct.
    Note that what you posted is not a complete sentence.

    Yes. And do the followings make complete ideas?

    New measures to prevent pollution levels from rising any further in the capital have to be taken.

    New measures to prevent pollution levels from rising any further in the capital can be taken.

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    Re: "New measures to prevent pollution levels rising any further in the capital."

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post

    Yes. And do the following make complete/meaningful sentences? ideas?


    New measures to prevent pollution levels from rising any further in the capital have to be taken.

    New measures to prevent pollution levels from rising any further in the capital can be taken.
    Yes, those are okay, but I would write "... pollution levels in the capital ..."

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