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# Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered

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31 Mar 2006, 15:02
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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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31 Mar 2006, 16:21
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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31 Mar 2006, 16:33
I also chose 'C'... But that does not seem to be the answer... I was quite confused.

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31 Mar 2006, 20:55
Go for 'A'.
Correct idiom 'keep from'.
I think that we can omit pronoun 'it' in 'B'.

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31 Mar 2006, 23:16
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

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

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01 Apr 2006, 03:15
OA is B

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01 Apr 2006, 03:29
sm176811 wrote:
OA is B

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01 Apr 2006, 05:01
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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01 Apr 2006, 05:12
SunShine wrote:
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.
Guys,

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01 Apr 2006, 12:30
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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