The verb avoid followed by a subordinate clause, starting that, or using the infinitive to... used to be possible. It is listed in the OED at sense 11. But the latter declares it now to be obsolete:
- Obs. or arch. const. of senses 8 – 10: with subord. clause. To avoid that; with inf. To avoid to do.
1577 R. Holinshed Hist. Scotl. 412/1 in Chron. I To auoyde that
none..that had offended the lawes should be receyued into any of theyr
1600 P. Holland tr. Livy Rom. Hist. x. xv. 361 He avoided App.
Claudius to be his companion in government.
1853 F. W. Newman tr. Horace Odes 185 Horace..in praising the
emperor and congratulating Marcellus, avoids to make either seem his
However, personally, I wouldn't object in any way if someone wanted to use it - and I have heard it used.