Liking verbs (stay/keep/remain)

Dear teachers,

These 3 sentences have the same meaning?
a. He stays awake.
b. He keeps awake.
c. He remains awake.

If not, as liking verbs,how to distinguish the difference btw “stay”, “keep” and “remain”?Are they interchangeable?


Check a dictionary.

Hi Quoc,

Keep, stay and remain in your sentences means literally the same:be or remain in the same place or condition. They could be interchanged in usage.

I hope I have helped you in any way.

Have a nice holiday! (2/9/2006) :smiley:

Van Khanh