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116. 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

Kindly provide the answer for this question with the explanation.

MY Ans is (c).

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03 May 2010, 06:37
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116. 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

Kindly provide the answer for this question with the explanation.

MY Ans is (c).

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My choice is B. We need the pronoun "it" to refer back to chalice. Otherwise, without "it", it seems as if the chalice was keeping itself from being stolen. D has "it" but it's too wordy.
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03 May 2010, 07:20
IMO "B". What's the OA??

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03 May 2010, 10:20
"it" is redundant here as the subject here is chalice. Eliminate BD
in order to is not concise, to is sufficient here eliminate E

avoid needs preposition from avoid from being, Eliminate C

IMO A

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03 May 2010, 14:05
+1 B
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04 May 2010, 07:53
I vote for (B)...."it" correctly refers to "chalice"

In (C), "to avoid from being stolen by invaders" does not convey to aovid what from being stolen.

what is the OA?
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04 May 2010, 10:23
Vote for B to, same reason as others have stated....
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04 May 2010, 11:42
Yes,. i agree with option B...... OA OA OA please.
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04 May 2010, 11:54
seems to be B only.

But if C is -- to avoid it? then what should be the answer? B or C which one will be better?
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05 May 2010, 08:02
The OA is B.
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05 May 2010, 09:26
just wondering y this was tricky, am i missing a point....???
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23 Aug 2011, 12:32
and why more often the stimulus is not underlined ??'
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23 Aug 2011, 17:32
The answer is B only....you can only " keep something from being stolen" and that something here is the pronoun " it". In the absence of it, the subject verb relation is not fully established. Same goes for "C" as well which lacks the pronoun.
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23 Aug 2011, 19:29
+1 for B
116. 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 --Although it is obvious that the chalice was kept but the sentence is syntactically missing the point
(B) to keep it from
(C) to avoid -this has the same issue as A
(D) in order that it would avoid-- wordy awkward
(E) in order to keep from--same issue as A
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24 Aug 2011, 03:07
B is the answer, 'it' clearly refers to chalice and not ' Archaeologists' which is plural.
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