English Grammar : Auxiliary Verb 'Keep'

Use of Auxiliary Verb 'Keep' in English Grammar

Uses of Auxiliary Verb "KEEP"

'Keep' is modal verb used to hold, or retain something and to express continued (ongoing) action or to do something repeatedly.

We use the verb keep with the present participle to emphasize the ongoing action persists / persisted or should persist.

'KEEP' is an Auxiliary verb as well as main verb and used to express continued action.

Uses of - 'KEEP'
  • Keep smiling!
  • Keep an eye on her.
  • Keep in touch, okay?
  • • I like to keep busy.
  • • Just keep it in mind.
  • • Can you keep a secret?
  • • I always keep my terms.
  • • Don't keep him waiting.
  • • I'll keep working on it.
  • • I wish you'd keep quiet.
  • Keep in touch with people.
  • • Why do you keep saying that?
  • • I'm sorry to keep you waiting.
  • • Where do you keep the coffee?
  • • I opted to keep my mouth shut.
  • • He keeps trying to distract me.
  • • Just keep away from the bad boys.
  • • When I make a promise, I keep it.
  • Keep your passport in a safe place.
  • • You can't keep running all your life.
  • Keep your fingers crossed—both hands.
  • • Learn to keep your temper in control.
  • • Can you keep the dog outside, please?
  • • Why don't you keep your phone with you?
  • • I'm saying you need to keep an open mind.
  • Keep going straight. We are almost there.
  • • He keeps at trying to improve his English.
  • • You are doing excellent work. Keep it up!
  • • I keep sending money to my parents regularly.
  • • I keep on thinking I've seen her before somewhere.
  • • I don't like those watches that keep beeping every hour.
Types of Auxiliary Verbs
(1) Auxiliary–cum–verbs.

"Auxiliary-cum-verbs" are :

These 11 auxiliaries are also used as verbs, therefore, they are called Auxiliary–cum–verbs. These are used to form Tenses. ( Please refer Tense Table).

(2) Pure Auxiliary verbs..

These 20 auxiliaries only support normal verbs, therefore, they are called Pure Auxiliary Verbs. They are also called Models or Model Auxiliary Verbs.

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Types of Verb in English Language
Types of Adverb in English Language
Types of Adjective in English Language
Kinds of Preposition in English Language
Types of Conjunction in English Language
Uses of Interjection words in English Language


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