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How to use without and unless?

At last, the cook came out of the shop, taking hold of the sweeper, and required that he not go away ______ paying the price of a dinner.
A.without B. unless
I chose A. But I feel B is OK! What do you reckon?
Thanks for your help.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    A is correct. The sentence itself is a bit weird, but I'm assuming this was some sort of test question, so I'm not going to bother "fixing" it.

    B would only be okay if the next two words after the blank were "he paid".

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