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    Post doubt regarding keep and kept

    HI

    Can anybody tell me which one is correct?

    I have kept your ID card on your table. Please collect it when you are in office.
    or

    I have keep your ID card on your table. Please collect it when you are in office.

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    Re: doubt regarding keep and kept

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranremya View Post
    HI

    Can anybody tell me which one is correct?

    I have kept your ID card on your table. Please collect it when you are in office.
    or

    I have keep your ID card on your table. Please collect it when you are in office.
    The verb "keep" in either form does not work in this sentence. The verb you use must be in the past participle form because it is used with "have". I would use either "put" or "placed". If the item of furniture is something used to work on, "desk" would probably be better than "table".

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    Re: doubt regarding keep and kept

    Hi Mike

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have placed your ID card on your desk. is that correct?

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    Re: doubt regarding keep and kept

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranremya View Post
    Hi Mike

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have placed your ID card on your desk. is that correct?
    Yes, it is.

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    #5

    Re: doubt regarding keep and kept

    How about I have left your ID...?

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    #6

    Re: doubt regarding keep and kept

    However, to answer the question about "keep"
    I keep my keys in a bowl on the counter.
    I kept a spare key under the mat.
    I have kept keys in many places, but I still manage to lose them all.
    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.

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