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    Maintain

    "He maintains to judge people fairly."
    "He maintains living a lavish life."

    Is this correct use of maintain?

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    Re: Maintain

    Quote Originally Posted by DealBreak View Post
    "He maintains to judge people fairly."
    "He maintains living a lavish life."

    Is this correct use of maintain?
    The first sentence is not correct and I'm not sure what you mean.
    The second sentence should read "He maintains a lavish lifestyle".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Maintain

    I wrote the first sentence:

    "He maintains to judge people fairly."

    to mean: "He claims to judge people fairly" or "He urges everyone to judge people fairly."



    For the second sentence, the patterns:

    "to maintain [verb]-ing" or "to maintain to [verb]"

    don't mean:

    "to continue [verb]-ing" or "to continue to [verb]"?

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    Re: Maintain

    You are misunderstanding the meanings of 'maintain'.

    'He maintains that people should be judged fairly' means 'He asserts/holds the opinion that people should be judged fairly'.

    'To maintain' does not mean 'to continue'.

    Rover

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    Re: Maintain

    Or "He maintains that he judges people fairly".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Maintain

    Thread closed - started by clone of banned user.

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