Student or Learner
1. Is "Keep a good mood" a natural collocation?
2. I will give you a copy of the magazine after it gets.
A. printed B. published
Are both answers correct in this case?
If "keep a good mood" is not natural, then what is the correct way? How about "keep/stay in a good mood"?
2. So "get printed" is before the magazine is released to the public while "get published" is when the magazine is released to the public.
Am I right?
Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 30-Aug-2012 at 13:49.
NOT A TEACHER
I can't say if 'keep in a good mood' is natural, although I think that I have seen it used.
You also may want to consider, 'keep your spirits up' which means, 'stay cheerful.'
An item is printed. It may stay in the warehouse a few hours or a few months before it is available to the public. Once it's out in circulation, it's published. During that time between printing and distribution, you could get a copy of something that was printed but not yet published.
Pleas ask your question about the mood in another thread. This one will become hopelessly entangled with people answering different questions.
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.