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    britfan is offline Junior Member
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    in keeping - to keep

    What is about "in keeping out" and "to keep out"? Are both forms possible?
    Window screens are effective in keeping out/to keep out mosquitoes.
    Window screens are an effective way in keeping out/to keep out mosquitoes.

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    Re: in keeping - to keep

    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    What is I would like to ask you about "in keeping out" and "to keep out"​. Are both forms possible?

    Window screens are effective in/at keeping out /to keep out mosquitoes.
    Window screens are an effective way in keeping out/ to keep out mosquitoes.
    See above. They're both possible but they're not interchangeable. The rest of the sentence dictates which one you need. I've added "at" to the first sentence because that's the usual collocation in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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