One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make a pupil stay at school after normal hours as a punishment.
- ‘‘Where's Lily?’ she vaguely heard Christian ask. Natalie sighed. ‘Mrs. Wilcox kept her after.’’
- ‘And, anyway, if a teacher was gonna keep him after, he'd rather it be Mr. Silurian than anyone else.’
- ‘If you were in his last class of the day he'd keep the whole class after.’
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