From Twitter: Student: How do I meditate? Teacher: Sit and breathe. S: I keep＊having thoughts. T: Yes. S: I thought the goal was to achieve a clear mind. T: Yes. S: How do I do that? T: Keep＊ trying. S: How? T: Let ideas disappear, like clouds, and breathe.
＊Keep means: own continue have
Answer and Explanation: The answer is ‘continue’ (in this context). In other contexts the meaning is to have or own/take for oneself.
From Twitter: Dr. J: Don’t do that. Bo: _①_ my phone in my chest pocket? Dr. J: Right. Bo: Really? Dr. J. You’ll get tumors in your chest. Not in your pants pocket either. Bo: And headphones? Dr. J:_ ②_them; don’t hold a phone near your head–nor a tablet or laptop on your lap.
Choices: have use put
Answer And Explanation: ① ‘Put‘is the answer; though ‘have’ is okay, the emphasis in a “dos and don’ts” situation is usually on the beginning action, or the doing. In other words, we put something in a place before we have it in that place. So the ‘putting’ is a the “beginning” or causal action. Also, if you imagine a patient in a doctor’s office–after a physical exam– s/he probably puts the phone in his or her pocket in front of the doctor. So, the doctor’s saying “don’t do that” refers to something the person is “doing”, not “having.”
②‘Use’is the answer; there is no other sensible choice, here.
How do we talk about answering the phone? Well we don’t say: I’m sorry; I didn’t get your phone. No one wants you to get(take) his or her phone; get your own phone. (Ha ha.) However,“get the phone”means“answer the phone (because it is ringing).“
Unlike in Japanese, in English,phone and phone callare two different things, conversation-wise, so–we say: