I recently visited a website and on its main page it had the following sentence:

This makes it nearly impossible for anyone to stop you receiving payments or using services

This feels unnatural to me, and I don't know the reason why. I think it should be written as:

This makes it nearly impossible for anyone to stop you from receiving payments or using services.

I googled and all I came up with was this site which does list some 'from receiving' usages: https://sentence.yourdictionary.com/receiving

To use ‘from’ or not to use ‘from’? That is my question. Is this British English by chance?


Most native speakers would understand, but the omission of from is not helpful.

Here is an Ngram, confirming your feeling that something was 'missing':

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I cannot find any reference to this style of writing being a British trend, but it is clearly more common to keep 'from' in these cases than to omit it.

Here are some more examples of this phenomenon from the 21st century.

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