WRONG: The Lease does not provide for a period of time during which the Tenant is prevented to use the Premises.
RIGHT: The Lease does not provide for a period of time during which the Tenant is prevented from using the Premises.
WRONG: The crew should be provided with training on how to prevent from sea contamination.
RIGHT: The crew should be provided with training on how to prevent sea contamination.
Although the verb “prevent” takes the preposition “from”, it can also be used with no preposition. The rules are as follows:
“prevent” + something
- The soldiers prevented the evacuation.
“prevent” somebody from + -ing
- The soldiers prevented the refugees from evacuating.
The word “prohibit” works in exactly the same way:
“prohibit” + something
- The school rules prohibit smoking.
“prohibit” somebody from + -ing
- There are no specific provisions in the law that would prohibit an employer from summarily dismissing an employee due to his/her misconduct.
The verb “ban” also works in the same way:
- The government banned advertising of tobacco products in 2002.
- The court banned him from attending football matches.