[General] to keep (a person) going

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

Jan was so pale, so thin, so exhausted. It was a wonder what kept her alive.

I kept myself going on black coffee, whiskey and cigarettes.

to keep (a person) alive = to keep (a person) going

Thanks for your efforts.

Regards,

V.
 

Rover_KE

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Yes, Vil,

I'd say you've got that right.

Rover
 
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