Indonesia should prevent its resources from the threat of bio-piracy.
Meaning can become distorted or even lost when you translate directly. In this case we have a direct translation of the Indonesian mencegah, which – in many situations – does indeed translate as prevent.
As usual, I strongly advise Indonesian scholars to forget about the grammar here and to think in terms of vocabulary, or lexis. The following lexical options are NOT possible in English:
So which structure is best for the bio-piracy example? Well, all are possible!
See also this post for further analysis of avoid.
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