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    Default Put or keep

    If you ask somebody to place a cup of tea on table, how do you say that?

    1. Please, put it on the table.
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    2. please, keep it on the table.

    I am not very clear when to use put and when to use keep.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Put or keep

    In this example, you would say either "just put it on the table" or maybe "just set it on the table." "Keep" indicates a long term of possession. For example, "where do you keep your teabags?" "In the cupboard above the stove."

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    Thanks Ouisch!!!

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