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An example use of stay in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… he decided that to stay would be to fail …”
Stay means to remain in a place or state.
the word stay occurs in english on average 125.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that stay can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;