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    Keep His Temper

    I have a question about the usage of the verb "keep" :


    1. He was angry, but he kept his temper in check.
    2. He was angry, but he kept his temper.
    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.
    Last edited by learningspirit; 14-Mar-2015 at 21:25.

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    Re: Keep His Temper

    It's OK.

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