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Allan Chen
Help me explain friends How to correctly use "insist on, persist in, stick to", can they be interchangeable? Can make a few examples for me to understand.
Oct 27, 2017 1:30 PM
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Insist on means that you are firm in your wish to do something. I insist on helping my mother with the shopping even though she says I don't have to. Persist in means to continually do something over and over, usually a negative thing. He persists in shouting, even though we told him to be quiet several times. Stick to is an informal phrase meaning to stay with one option. The blue shirt doesn't suit you; I think you should stick to wearing black shirts.
October 27, 2017
Allan Chen
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English