"Silent" is an adjective and "silence" is a noun. In your use, you need the adjective.
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The topic that I want to mention is a topic that I asked about two or three years ago! But I still have problems with this. Can you help, please?
What is the difference between silent and silence in "keep silent" and "keep silence"?
A teacher is teaching and then he is summoned. When he comes back in ten minutes, he sees his students making noise.
Now he wants to make a sentence. Which one?
The teacher to students:
"I told you to keep silent while I'm out."
"I told you to keep silence while I'm out."
Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Aug-2014 at 20:24.
So you mean in the example that I gave at the beginning, "silent" is correct?
Could you give some example sentences with "silent" and "silence"?
Thanks a lot.
Keep quiet or Be silent sound better to me.