The word keep may be used to talk about a continuing activity. We say keep going to mean that a person should continue doing something.

To emphasize the idea of continuation or duration, people often use the preposition “on” as an additional element: “keep on going”.

In context

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Alice: How far have you run today?

Max: I’ve run 5 miles already, and I have 3 more to go.

Alice: Keep going! You’re doing great.

Max: Thanks. Let’s talk when I’m done.


Talk about it: Use keep+ verb + -ing to tell someone to continue doing something, try

adding “on” for emphasis!

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