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Hi,

Could you please check for me if I have used these words correctly?


"Retain" is more like (still/keep)

This room [ retains / keeps ] it's temperature all year around. (Both words are correct, different regester)

I have [ retained / kept ] this bike from I was in highchool. (Same as above)

This country has [ retained / kept ] its independence since 1940. (Same as above)


"Remain" is more like (left)

Onle the best [ remained / left ] in here, I threw away the rest. (Both words are correct, different regester)

This issue is [ remaining / left ] to be solved. (Same as above)

How many problems [ remained / left ] to be solved?. (Same as above)

This abandoned car [ remained / left ] many of its useful parts. (Same as above)

Are they any remaining cake left? I would like to have the [ remaining cake / remainder ].


Thanks in advance

John AKi

Comments  

Hi - the sentences below just need tweaking:

I have [ retained / kept ] this bike from I was in highchool.
I've had / kept this bike since I was / from when I was in high school (retained seems a bit formal in context

This issue is [ remaining / left ] to be solved.

This issue remains / is left / is still to be solved.

This abandoned car [ remained / left ] many of its useful parts.

This abandoned car retains / has many of it's useful parts left.

Are they any remaining cake left? I would like to have the [ remaining cake / remainder ].

Is there any cake left? Is there any cake remaining? I would like to have the remainder/ reaming cake.

Thanks Mr


John Aki