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    helps keep

    Can I write this sentence with 'keep' instead of 'to keep'? It seems grammatically wrong, but I don't understand.

    The layer of air closer to its body helps keep the mammal warm.

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    Re: helps keep

    'To' is optional in 'help + infinitive' according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/help
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