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    #1

    He keeps rubbing his eyes.



    The baby always rubs his eyes while he is sleepy.
    Sometimes he scratches himself and left a scar on his head.

    The father say, "He keeps rubbing his eyes. I think he is sleepy and want to sleep now."

    Is it colloquial?

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    #2

    Re: He keeps rubbing his eyes.

    Yes except that want needs to be wants. Mind your grammar.

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    Re: He keeps rubbing his eyes.

    I think this is standard English. The first verb is "keeps" followed by the action of "keep" verb i.e. "rubbing" - in grammar "rubbing" is called a gerund and ends with -ing

    Examples

    They keep shouting.

    I will keep watching TV.

    We keep bumping into each other.

    see http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_p...p#.VLiTK9S4ZMw

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