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    ____ Anne Sullivanís patient teaching,
    Helen Keller might have lived in a world of darkness forever.
    (A) Without (B) Had it not been for (C) Were it not for
    Options A and B are correct. Is option C also acceptable?

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    Default Re: Were it not for

    It could be possible in some contexts, but in a sentence on its own, it doesn't work for me.

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