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keep going (3)

This page is about the collocation keep going (3)

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

to continue doing whatever you're doing

For example

  • I've already worked for eight hours, but I'll keep going until I've finished.

  • The band usually stops playing at midnight, but they kept going because everyone was having such a good time.

Note:
We usually use "keep going" in this sense when we've already said what the action is, or when the listener already knows what it is.

Quick Quiz

We could've stopped working at five o'clock, but we kept going

a. until four o'clock

b. until five o'clock

c. until six o'clock

Contributor: Matt Errey