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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    Keep from

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "We use any medicine(I do not know name) to keep from infection"?

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    #2

    Re: Keep from

    No. "We take quinine to prevent infection from malaria." "Keep from infection" doesn't work.

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    #3

    Re: Keep from

    That's a nasty wound. You'll need to use antiseptic wipes and perhaps antibiotics to keep it from getting infected.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Keep from

    Or "to prevent infection."

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    #5

    Re: Keep from

    Yes, Raymott suggested "to prevent infection" in post #2. I was trying to suggest something that entailed "to keep" and "from" as in the OP's original.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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