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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How to use 'Keep' and 'Kept' in English


In this blog post, we are going to learn now about English grammar auxiliaries, such as KEEP and KEPT. Keep and Kept act both as auxiliaries also as verbs. Okay. When we can use KEEP and KEPT in sentences? We can use these two words in sentences when we try to convey an action that is continuing that is an ongoing action. These two auxiliaries can only be used with the help of other auxiliaries only, but cannot be used by themselves. Now we will see in what are the tenses, KEEP and KEPT can be used. We know the point that KEEP and KEPT can be used with other auxiliaries, such as DOES, DO, CAN, MAY, WOULD, SHALL, WILL, HAS, HAD, HAVE, WILL HAVE, WOULD HAVE, and SHOULD HAVE. In what are the tense types they can be used? We will see one by one now.

In the simple present tense, KEEP and KEPT can be used with DO, DOES, CAN, MAY, WOULD by adding ING in the word KEEP. For example see these sentences. 
Do you keep writing novels? 
The answer is
Yes, I do keep writing novels.

In the above-said way, we can use DOES, CAN, MAY, and WOULD. In the simple past form, we can use DID with KEEP. See this example sentnece. 

Did you keep playing for America?

The answe may be,

No, I did not keep playing for America.

In the simple future tense, KEEP can be used with SHALL and WILL. We will see one example sentence here.

Shall we keep making friendship?
Yes, we shall keep making friendship.

In the perfect tenses, KEPT can be used with HAS, HAVE, WILL, WOULD, COULD, SHOULD, and HAD. We will see some more examples for perfect tenses. Okay. In the

present perfect tense sentences, KEPT will be used with HAS in the singular items and HAVE in the plural items. For example,

Have the rioters kept agitating in your area?
Yes, the rioters have kept agitating in my area.

In the future perfect tense,
The boy will have kept watching the television in the room.

In the past perfect tense,
He had kept scolding his friends all over the night.

In the next post, we will see about the usage of GOING TO. Okay. Come on.

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