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

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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<>"

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25 Mar 2017, 11:07
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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26 Mar 2017, 02:08
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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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