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Cold blooded animals, such as snakes, lizards, and salamanders, have

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Cold blooded animals, such as snakes, lizards, and salamanders, have developed a variety of mechanisms which keep their body temperatures at a comfortable level.

A. which keep
B. to keep
C. that keep
D. which kept
E. in order to keep

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Cold blooded animals, such as snakes, lizards, and salamanders, have developed a variety of mechanisms which keep their body temperatures at a comfortable level.
A. which keep
B. to keep
C. that keep
D. which kept
E. in order to keep

B, C close.


B wins as "they have developed...to <>."
is more appropriate than "they have developed ...that<>"

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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I first selected the choice "to keep" , but as there is no difference in the meaning between "to keep" and "in order to keep", I rejected both of them(as two choices can not be correct at the same time).

Why choice B is correct while choice E is incorrect?


B expresses the same idea with fewer number of words and is hence better.
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Hi abhimahna,
So the animals developed the mechanisms with an intention to keep their body temperature levels at a comfortable level. Nice, I don't know animals are so developed and futuristic that they can modify their own body structure ?

Sorry, I learnt that the intention is provided by the infinitive from you. So i am skeptical about the answer here.

Can you please tell me where i am going wrong. I have exam in not more than 29 days.

Thank you.


Hey Nightmare007 ,

Your explanation is absolutely correct.Animals are doing something to keep their body temperatures blah blah ....

Why can't animals do that? Remember survival for the fittest. Animals also behave differently based on what makes them comfortable.

For example: A lizard can grow it's tail due to the process of regeneration. Why can't other animals behave like that?

Does that make sense?
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I first selected the choice "to keep" , but as there is no difference in the meaning between "to keep" and "in order to keep", I rejected both of them(as two choices can not be correct at the same time).

Why choice B is correct while choice E is incorrect?
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Hi abhimahna,
So the animals developed the mechanisms with an intention to keep their body temperature levels at a comfortable level. Nice, I don't know animals are so developed and futuristic that they can modify their own body structure ?

Sorry, I learnt that the intention is provided by the infinitive from you. So i am skeptical about the answer here.

Can you please tell me where i am going wrong. I have exam in not more than 29 days.

Thank you.
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abhimahna wrote:
Nightmare007 wrote:
Hi abhimahna,
So the animals developed the mechanisms with an intention to keep their body temperature levels at a comfortable level. Nice, I don't know animals are so developed and futuristic that they can modify their own body structure ?

Sorry, I learnt that the intention is provided by the infinitive from you. So i am skeptical about the answer here.

Can you please tell me where i am going wrong. I have exam in not more than 29 days.

Thank you.


Hey Nightmare007 ,

Your explanation is absolutely correct.Animals are doing something to keep their body temperatures blah blah ....

Why can't animals do that? Remember survival for the fittest. Animals also behave differently based on what makes them comfortable.

For example: A lizard can grow it's tail due to the process of regeneration. Why can't other animals behave like that?

Does that make sense?


Cool i got it. However, Can you please explain why we should not use C ?
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Why answer choice 'in order to keep' not correct?
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