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    to stop

    I read this in an article online:

    "The net bristling with tungsten steel spikes stop a 17 ton lorry were used for the first time on Sunday morning to protect the Naval Associations Parade on Whitehall"

    Surprised with the use of stop. Is "to" missing or omitted?

    Thank you.

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    Re: to stop

    The author might also have meant atop. The following verb should be was.
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    Re: to stop

    As you can now see from that link, it actually said "... steel spikes that can stop ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to stop

    It was ommitted in the text I was reading online. I copied the sentence. I wouldn't have questioned it otherwise.

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    Re: to stop

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    It was omitted in the text I was reading online. I copied the sentence. I wouldn't have questioned it otherwise.
    No one is questioning that. It's just good that tzfujimino managed to track down the original article without the omission.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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