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Old March 07, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Cool Avoid vs prevent

What the difference between prevent and avoid?
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Old March 07, 2012, 08:25 PM
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avoid=evitar

prevent=impedir
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I can avoid living somewhere that has earthquakes. But I cannot prevent earthquakes from occurring.

I'm avoiding you.
I'm preventing you.
I'm preventing you from working.
I'm avoiding you from working.

Do x to prevent colds and flu.
Do y to avoid colds and flu.

Don't avoid doing the dishes.
Don't prevent doing the dishes.
Don't prevent your brother from doing the dishes.
Don't avoid your brother from doing the dishes.


I hope that helps.
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