In my English studies I came across "prevent" and "avoid"
Cambridge Dictionary says:
- prevent = to stop something from happening or someone from doing something:
- avoid = to stay away from someone or something:
So if my understanding is correct we use:
- "prevent" in form of protect or resistence
- "avoid" in form of staying away or leaving out, omit or skip
Is this correct or are there any other/better ways of distinction ?
An example that would fit to my business exam would be:
What activities are needed to prevent/avoid that our customers become unsatisfied with our currently understaffed telephone service ?
I have found this issue here, also discussed on ELL