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I have a question about the usage of the verb "keep" :
Sentence 1 is definitely standard English. But is the usage of "keep" in sentence 2 okay? It could be found on google, but dictionaries suggest that "keep" used by itself with "temper" without "in check" might not be good English.1. He was angry, but he kept his temper in check.
2. He was angry, but he kept his temper.
Last edited by learningspirit; 14-Mar-2015 at 20:25.