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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    to keep (a person) going

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    Jan was so pale, so thin, so exhausted. It was a wonder what kept her alive.

    I kept myself going on black coffee, whiskey and cigarettes.

    to keep (a person) alive = to keep (a person) going

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: to keep (a person) going

    Yes, Vil,

    I'd say you've got that right.

    Rover

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