As you see from these examples, the verb keep can be followed by an adjective. It means continue in the same condition.
In other words, if you are dry, you continue to be dry. If food is fresh, it continues to be fresh.
Here is another possible structure with keep.
As you see from these examples, the verb keep can be followed by a gerund. It also means continue, in this case, continue to do.
In other words, continue to tease, continue to cheat.
Here is one more possible structure with keep:
The verb keep can also be followed by a noun object + the preposition from + a gerund. Used like this, it means prevent or stop.
You can have sentences that mix all three forms:
Practice: Here are some more images to practice these three forms with. Possible answers are below.
I can’t believe this man can keep reading while rain is pouring into his kitchen.
I wouldn’t be able to keep calm in such a situation.
I would want to do something to keep my roof from leaking.
The baby shouldn’t keep sitting there.
The baby’s parents need to keep the baby from falling.
I hope the baby keeps still.