Before the war broke out,many people in safe places_____psssessions they could not take away with them.
A. threw away B put away C. gave away D. carried away
the suggested answer is B, but why can’t C or A? would any native speaker tell me why? thanks!
Put away might suggest that they hid these items in the hope of recovering them at a later time.
Give away would seem more apt in the context of the text.
I think this needs a bit of surgery -
Better would be: put away in safe places possessions.
Thank you two very much indeed!