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My husband is so busy with his work that he never has time to accompany me/to keep me company.
Do both phrase work for this sentence?
Thanks, bhai. If there's no context referring to them going somewhere, then 'accompany' can't be used here, is that so?
Yes – that is so.
Now in this below context, can we still use both? Thank you again?
My husband was so busy with his work that he never had time to accompany me/to keep me company.As a result, I decided to pursue something that could satisfy my empty mind.
(The next paragraph is about my finding voluntary work looking in an old people's home.)
Last edited by joham; 24-May-2012 at 23:34. Reason: one sentence added.
I feel we should use 'spend time with me' to replace the underlined part because either of the two phrase fits in. Am I right?
Keep me company = spend time with me.
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.
It's certainly possible for someone to accompany you but, at the same time, not keep you company.