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"help keep" and "help to keep"



 
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"help keep" and "help to keep" #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:09 pm   "help keep" and "help to keep"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #134 "Vocabulary Practice: Sharks (1)", question 6

Sharks are sometimes useful because they eat dead animals so they help keep our oceans ..........

(a) dirty
(b) oily
(c) deadly
(d) clean

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #134 "Vocabulary Practice: Sharks (1)", answer 6

Sharks are sometimes useful because they eat dead animals so they help keep our oceans clean.

Correct answer: (d) clean

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Please, is there any difference between "help keep" and "help to keep" . Zbyněk

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"help keep" and "help to keep" #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:59 pm   "help keep" and "help to keep"
 

No. 'To' is optional with 'help'. Most native speakers omit it.
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