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    guard v. maintain v. protect v. retain

    Original: "Although these groups differ in various ways, all of them share the ultimate goal of preserving the diversity of human language."

    Which of the following is correct, idiomatic and in the same meaning as the original?

    1) "Although these groups differ in various ways, all of them share the ultimate goal of guarding the diversity of human language."

    2) "Although these groups differ in various ways, all of them share the ultimate goal of maintaining the diversity of human language."

    3) "Although these groups differ in various ways, all of them share the ultimate goal of protecting the diversity of human language."

    4) "Although these groups differ in various ways, all of them share the ultimate goal of retaining the diversity of human language."

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    Re: guard v. maintain v. protect v. retain

    Two and four work for me.

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