keep a diary

This page is about the collocation keep a diary

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to own and write in a diary

For example

  • Jessica kept a diary when she was a teenager, but she doesn't nowadays.

  • The diary I kept when I was travelling helps me to remember all the things I did.

Note:
A similar collocation is "keep a journal"

Quick Quiz

If Sarah kept a diary, she

a. wrote in it regularly

b. kept it in a safe place

c. didn't throw it away

Contributor: Matt Errey