Will be keep or kept?
The word keep is defined as “to have or retain possession,” of an object, or “place an object” somewhere. The past tense and past participle of the word keep is “kept”. The word keep when used as a verb, requires an object which can be seen in the following sentences in the present tense. You may keep the change.
What word is keep?
verb (used with object), kept, keep·ing. to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as one’s own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the summer. to hold in a given place; store: You can keep your things in here.
What mean keep?
: to continue having or holding (something) : to not return, lose, sell, give away, or throw away (something) : to continue in a specified state, condition, or position. : to cause (someone or something) to continue in a specified state, condition, or position.
Where to use keep and keeps?
Is ‘keep‘ or ‘keeps‘ the right word to use in the sentence below: The documentary we are watching irritates me because the narrator keeps trying to force his opinion down our throats. The subject of the verb ‘keeps‘ is ‘narrator’, and it is singular, so ‘keeps‘ seems the right choice.
What’s the difference between keeps and keep?
is that keeps is (keep) while keep is to continue in (a course or mode of action); not to intermit or fall from; to maintain.
Has kept or have kept?
“Has kept” and “kept” are both the perfect past tense. The version with “has kept” is using a present-perfect construction, while the version with only “kept” is using a simple past tense verb.
Are kept sentence?
[T] He was tired, but he kept working. [T] Bad weather kept us from going out. [T] She kept me waiting for 30 minutes. [T] I’m sorry for having kept you waiting.
What is kept in grammar?
Kept is the past tense and past participle of keep.
What type of verb is kept?
Conjugation of verb ‘Keep’
|Base Form (Infinitive):||To Keep|
|3rd Person Singular:||Keeps|
Where we use keep?
Used with verbs:
“He is doing work around the house to earn his keep.” “You need to work for your keep around here.” “The children are in my keep for the weekend.”
Have been kept meaning?
If you say ‘I have kept‘ that means that you used to keep whatever it was you were keeping. when you say ‘I’ve been keeping‘ this implies that you are still in the process of keeping whatever it is that you are keeping.
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