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    #1

    Hold your temper

    You don't know what you say , please hold your temper!

    You don't know what you say, please keep your temper!

    Which one is more natural and what do you say in your real life? Can you give me some similar examples ?

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    #2

    Re: Hold your temper

    You don't know what you're saying! Please control your temper.

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    Re: Hold your temper

    ... But, at least in Br Eng, 'Keep your temper' is fine.

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    #4

    Re: Hold your temper

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ... But, at least in Br Eng, 'Keep your temper' is fine.

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    Does it work in AmE?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: Hold your temper

    Not realiy.

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    #6

    Re: Hold your temper

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    James: I have an appointment with the manager today. You know how unreasonable she is!

    Mona: Yes, I do. But remember: no matter how rude and arrogant she is, don't lose your temper.

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    Re: Hold your temper

    ...Or even, in informal speech, just '...don't lose it.' (Be careful using this though: in 'Don't lose your temper' the stress is on 'temper' but in 'Don't lose it' the stress is on 'lose'. If you say 'Don't lose ↘it' you'll sound silly [as if you're trying but failing to sound colloquial])

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