keep silence or keep silent

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Dr.Appalayya, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Dr.Appalayya

    Dr.Appalayya Senior Member

    Hyderabad, India
    In one of the publice offices, a sign reads ' Keep silence'. Is it 'keep silent' or 'keep silence'?
  2. Keep silence is correct.
  3. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
    I've never seen any sign in such situations except simply 'SILENCE'.

    'He decided to keep silent', 'He decided to keep silence' and 'He decided to keep his silence' are all OK.

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