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irinaofr

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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?

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The author might also have meant atop. The following verb should be was.
 

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As you can now see from that link, it actually said "... steel spikes that can stop ...".
 

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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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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.
 
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