The verb keep had the meaning of continue and thinking about that, today I’d like to show you some phrasal verbs that use keep. Please note that keep is an irregular verb and the forms are keep, kept and kept. Let’s check them out.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:
- Learning Japanese is difficult because of the writing system, but I keep at it.
- Playing a musical instrument requires a hard work. So, keep at it and you’ll soon play well.
- Ben reached retirement age, but he decided to keep on working.
- No mater how much the teacher told them to be quiet, the children kept on talking.
- Keep away from the fireplace. You may get burned.
- We told Jack to keep away from Janice because she’s broken a lot of other hearts recently.
- It was hard to keep from laughing when we were watching that comedian on TV.
- I want to lose weight, but even if my doctor said I need to keep from eating bread and pasta, I don’t think I could do it.
- Somehow we were able to keep the surprise party from Gloria, so she was really surprised.
- Joe said he doesn’t keep anything from his wife. They are very close.
- Please keep off the grass.
- When you enter that museum, you need to keep your hands off everything. Otherwise a security guard will scold you.
- The fence around the garden will keep out rabbits and other animals who like to eat the vegetables that I grow there.
- We have a screen in the window to keep insects out of the house.
- We’ll need to keep to the schedule in order to cover all of the points we need to talk about during this meeting.
- If you want good results in the kitchen when you cook, you should keep to the recipe.
- The other members on my running team are faster than I am, so during practices, it’s hard to keep up with them.
- In order to get an A in this course, you’ll need to do all of your homework and make sure you keep up with all of your assignments.
- Joe works hard in school to keep his grades up. He is a straight A student.
- I didn’t have enough free time this summer, so it was hard to keep the garden up. Many of the plants died.
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