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    #1

    Use of keep as having

    Can we use the word "keep" to mean have.Viz-

    I am having late nights these days.
    I am keeping late nights these days.

    In the second sentence I have replaced the word have by keep.Is it correct?

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    Re: Use of keep as having

    It's more often expressed as "keeping late hours", but I don't see why you shouldn't use "nights" as well.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: Use of keep as having

    It is not always possible to use "keep" to mean "have". (I am aware that many Indian English speakers do just that).

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