It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 11:09

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Posts: 1403

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2006, 15:02
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:32) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Sep 2004
Posts: 257

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

Location: New York City, USA
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 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.

- Vipin

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Posts: 1403

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

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

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 494

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

Location: Europe
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

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

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 901

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0

Re: [SC] Holy Grail [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 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'.

Regards,
Brajesh

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Posts: 1403

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Apr 2006, 03:15
OA is B

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 494

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

Location: Europe
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

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


:stupid

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 325

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

Location: London
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 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!

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 901

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 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,
Please confirm.

Regards,
Brajesh

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 621

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 0

Re: [SC] Holy Grail [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 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".

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 0

Re: [SC] Holy Grail   [#permalink] 01 Apr 2006, 12:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.