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I've seen this two sentences im my country's English dictionary.

I exercise every morning to keep myself in good shape.


It's important for him to keep in good shape.

So i became curious if i can use the sentence below :

Exercise keeps me in good shape.

Or, should I write the sentence like this? :

Exercise helps me keep in good shape.

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"Exercise keeps me in good shape." would be understood by any native English speaker to mean that you exercise to keep your body fit.

  • There was only one result on COCA search, so I thought the sentence was somewhat obscure or incorrect. thanks a lot! – Student412 Feb 15 at 22:21

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