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Hold the time vs. keep the time #1 (permalink) Sun May 15, 2005 3:48 am   Hold the time vs. keep the time
 

Test No. incompl/advan-14 "Time Expressions (2)", question 8

The orchestra are meant to ......... time with the conductor.

(a) hold
(b) keep
(c) take
(d) show

Test No. incompl/advan-14 "Time Expressions (2)", answer 8

The orchestra are meant to keep time with the conductor.

Correct answer: (b) keep
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Dear Sir,
Can you please explain more the differences between "to hold the time", "to keep the time", "to take the time" and "to show the time"? I'm a little confuse here. Is it OK to use "to hold time"?
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Time #2 (permalink) Sun May 15, 2005 10:01 am   Time
 

The uses that relate to your question are as follows:

Keep time is often used in a musical sense meaning to follow the rhythm or the beat of a piece of music.

Take time is often used with the possessive adjective in this sense: Take your time - don't hurry.

Show time is used in connection with watches or clocks as in: This is the only clock that shows the correct time.
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Time #3 (permalink) Thu May 26, 2005 8:28 am   Time
 

I've got it. Thank you very much. Your website is really helpful.
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Hold the time vs. keep the time #4 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2010 18:44 pm   Hold the time vs. keep the time
 

what is meaning of " to hold the time"
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Hold the time vs. keep the time #5 (permalink) Sat Nov 27, 2010 19:15 pm   Hold the time vs. keep the time
 

There is no correct meaning of 'to hold time'. It is one of the incorrect answers in the test and has no meaning beyond that.
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