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    #1

    really long telephone cords that keeped

    How many of you had those really long telephone cords that keeped, you know, winding up and being this mess of a...
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    Would you be so kind as to tell me whether I've heard that correctly?

    Thanks.

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    Re: really long telephone cords that keeped

    He definitely says something like keeped. That's not an error any native speaker would normally make. I can only guess that he started to say keep, then decided he should say kept, and ended up mixing the two words up. That kind of thing happens sometimes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: really long telephone cords that keeped

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    He definitely says something like keeped. That's not an error any native speaker would normally make. I can only guess that he started to say keep, then decided he should say kept, and ended up mixing the two words up. That kind of thing happens sometimes.
    Exactly. Notice how he pauses after the error, partly I guess in recognition that he messed it up.

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    #4

    Re: really long telephone cords that keeped

    Your hearing is fine; his usage, less so.

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