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Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered chalice, which dates from the eighth century, was probably buried to keep from being stolen by invaders.

(A) to keep from
(B) to keep it from
(C) to avoid
(D) in order that it would avoid
(E) in order to keep from
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New post 31 Mar 2006, 15:21
IMO C.

'avoid being' is the correct phrase. Between C and D, D is plain wrong for distorting the meaning of the sentence.

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I also chose 'C'... But that does not seem to be the answer... I was quite confused.
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New post 31 Mar 2006, 19:55
Go for 'A'.
Correct idiom 'keep from'.
I think that we can omit pronoun 'it' in 'B'.
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Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered chalice, which dates from the eighth century, was probably buried to keep from being stolen by invaders.

(A) to keep from
(B) to keep it from
(C) to avoid
(D) in order that it would avoid
(E) in order to keep from


B it is.
'it' in B is clearly modifying 'chalice'.

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OA is B
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OA is B


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New post 01 Apr 2006, 04:01
B... yes

But what is the difference between B and C?

anything wrong with C?

Any one want to explain please!
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B... yes

But what is the difference between B and C?

anything wrong with C?

Any one want to explain please!


May be because "to avoid being" is not idiomatic.
I am not sure.
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Please confirm.

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sm176811 wrote:
Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered chalice, which dates from the eighth century, was probably buried to keep from being stolen by invaders.

(A) to keep from
(B) to keep it from
(C) to avoid
(D) in order that it would avoid
(E) in order to keep from


It has to be ^ B ^

We need "it" to clarify "chalice".
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