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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Keep Away

    If i want to protect my privacy, I might write:

    1. "Personal items were kept from prying eyes."
    2. "Personal items were kept away from prying eyes."

    Should it be "keep from" or "keep away from"? Both versions could be found on the web.

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Keep Away

    Quote Originally Posted by fatal View Post
    If i want to protect my privacy, I might write:

    1. "Personal items were kept from prying eyes."
    2. "Personal items were kept away from prying eyes."

    Should it be "keep from" or "keep away from"? Both versions could be found on the web.
    I would use "kept away from".

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    #3

    Re: Keep Away

    Or "hidden from".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Exclamation Re: Keep Away

    Clone of banned user.

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    #5

    Re: Keep Away

    Thread closed.

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