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    nazrindean is offline Newbie
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    I keep thinking or I kept thinking?

    Hi teachers,
    I've some confusion here regarding these sentences:

    1) I keep thinking about you
    2) I kept thinking about you

    Which one is correct? And at what time the words could/should be used?

    Thanks,
    nd

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    Re: I keep thinking or I kept thinking?

    Hi, and welcome to Using English.

    I keep Xing -- In the current situation, I do this, at least off and on.

    I kept Xing -- At some time in the past, I did this frequently.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I keep thinking or I kept thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by nazrindean View Post

    1) I keep thinking about you. refers to the present
    2) I kept thinking about you. refers to the past
    And at what time could/should the words be used?

    Thanks,
    nd
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