English version

stay on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstay on phrasal verbCONTINUE/NOT STOPSTAY/NOT LEAVEto continue to do a job or to study after the usual or expected time for leaving He resigned as chairman, but stayed on as an instructor. stay→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stay onAlvin came here initially as a session musician, but he stayed on.There was little encouragement for those over 65 to stay on after retirement.About 40 members of the audience stayed on after the performance for a glass of wine.He stayed on at college for an extra year to do a Master's degree.Forty-four per cent of fifth formers now choose to stay on at school.The others went back to the hotel, but I stayed on in the bar, chatting to Alan.I'll be late home -- I'm staying on to help organize the exhibition.He entered University College to study zoology and stayed on to work in genetics.It's okay, I'll stay on until you're ready to leave.
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Verb table
stay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystay
he, she, itstays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stayed
he, she, ithas stayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam staying
he, she, itis staying
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you, we, theyare staying
Past
I, he, she, itwas staying
you, we, theywere staying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been staying
he, she, ithas been staying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been staying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be staying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been staying
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