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sábado, outubro 16, 2010

“KEEP” — Uso e Significado Part. I

Nessa postagem nós iremos dar início a nossa consideração do uso da palavra KEEP em inglês. Vamos dividir em várias postagens devido ao tamanho do assunto. Observemos, portanto, o primeiro uso.

1 [intransitive] to stay in a state, position, or place without changing or moving:

  • Keep still while I brush your hair.
  • People kept quiet because they were afraid of being found.
  • The kids keep cool by swimming in the river.
  • I walked along the hall, keeping close to the side.

1a. [transitive] to make someone or something stay in a state, position, or place:

  • Keep her warm and give her plenty to drink.
  • Christina kept her voice low.
  • The police tried to keep the two rival groups apart.
  • We want to keep the training school open.
  • Why can’t we just keep things simple?

1b. [transitive] keep someone/something under something to continue to watch or control something or someone:

  • The patient is being kept under observation.
  • keep something under control: They do not understand the importance of keeping costs under control.

Aproveite e faça algumas sentenças usando a palavra KEEP nesse primeiro sentido. Em breve voltaremos com outros usos da mesma palavra.

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