To indicate the continuity of action we use “To keep doing” form of sentence.

e.g I keep trying even if I fail.

He kept speaking until all slept.

Do not stop, keep doing

In Gujarati sentence formation is “-

Doer of action verb+ suffix form of “રહેવું” (rahevuM) as per subject and tense
હું (huM) બોલતો (bolato ) રહ્યો (rahyo )

Suffixes depend on gender. Refer table of lesson

http://learn-gujarati-from-english.blogspot.in/2013/11/negative-sentence-in-simple-present.html

As we had observed before, when રહેવું(rahevuM) is used in sentences its stem changes from રહે(rahe) to રહ(rah)

Below example will clarify concept :-

I keep speaking  :- હું બોલતો રહું છું  (huM bolato rahuM ChuM)

I kept speaking   :- હું બોલતો રહ્યો  (huM bolato rahyo)

I will keep speaking  :- હું બોલતો રહીશ  (huM bolato rahIsh)

You(girl) keep doing  :- તું કરતી રહે છે   (tuM karatI rahe Che )

You(girl) kept doing  :- તું કરતી રહી  (tuM karatI rahI)

You(girl) will keep doing  :- તું કરતી રહીશ  (tuM karatI rahIsh)

Keep doing !!     (Imperative statement) :-  કરતો રેહ (karato reh)

Keep speaking !!     (Imperative statement) :-  બોલતો રેહ (bolato  reh)

(In imperative sentences instead of રહે(rahe) we use રેહ (reh) as it is simpler to pronounce in flow dialogue )

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