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    #1

    keep standing ...?

    Hello, teachers.

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1. Both the train and the buses are crowded, so I have to stand all the way.
    2. Both the train and the buses are crowded, so I have to keep standing in them.

    Q1: Does #2 sound natural to you native speakers?
    Q2: Does #2 express the same meaning as #1?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    #2

    Re: keep standing ...?

    'The train and the buses are all crowded, so I have to stand all the way' is how I'd say it.

    Only use both for two things:

    'Both the train and the bus are crowded. . .'

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: keep standing ...?

    Keep standing- this suggests a repeated action and one that you might be annoyed about. I would use this if complaining.

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    #4

    Re: keep standing ...?

    Thank you very much for the replies, Rover KE and Tdol.
    Your suggestions are quite instructive to me.

    Thanks again,

    yam

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