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    usage of keep

    Hi teachers,

    I want to know how to use 'keep' in the following sentence.

    (1)The door keeps closed.
    (2)The door keeps closing.

    Which is the correct one? The reasons?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: usage of keep

    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) The door keeps closed.
    (2) The door keeps closing.

    (3) The door is kept closed.

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    #3

    Re: usage of keep

    Quote Originally Posted by dut_thinker View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I want to know how to use 'keep' in the following sentence.

    (1)The door keeps closed.
    (2)The door keeps closing.

    Which is the correct one? The reasons?
    Thanks in advance.
    What do you want to say exactly? As Chicken Sandwich said #1 is wrong, but if you want to say that the door doesn't open, you could say "The door stays closed".

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    Re: usage of keep

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you want to say exactly? As Chicken Sandwich said #1 is wrong, but if you want to say that the door doesn't open, you could say "The door stays closed".
    The door is closed for the whole day.
    I just want to express this continuous condition.
    By the way, thank Chicken Sandwich for your reply. It is clean now.

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    Re: usage of keep

    If you mean that the door is closed for the entire day, then say that the door is kept closed. Or the door remained closed.

    "The door keeps closing" means that you are trying to keep the door open, but it closes by itself. Like you were trying to prop it open, but the door stop was insufficient for the task.

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    Re: usage of keep

    Thank you so much.
    I understand now.

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