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We can prevent from having bad smell by washing our face more often with mild unperfumed or antiseptic soaps and by not eating certain foods such as chips and chocolate.

In this sentence, I'm confused about the use of the verb 'prevent'. After the word 'prevent', should I use the preposition 'from'?

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To prevent from - to stop (someone) from doing something. [object + from + verb-ing]

In your case it is:

We can prevent (ourselves) from having bad smell...

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  • Oh, I am sorry.
    – Victor B.
    Dec 9 '16 at 13:49

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