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    #1

    keep

    I keep coughing and sneezing.
    I am coughing and sneezing continuously.

    What is the difference in meaning of above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: keep

    NOT A TEACHER OR NATIVE SPEAKER

    I keep coughing and sneezing. (keep doing sth means to do repeat it - I keep forgetting my notes.)

    I am coughing and sneezing continuously. (if sth is done continuously, there is no interruption)

    You can keep coughing and sneezing for a year, because you can't get rid of an illness. However, when your coughing/sneezing is continuous, you do that all the time. 'I was sneezing continuously for 5 minutes because of my allergy.'

    Last edited by tom3m; 30-May-2014 at 18:03. Reason: typo

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