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    #1

    go on and keep on

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the sentence:

    Now you discover that you've been outbid, so you raise your bid to $12. Soon you have a bidding war___________.
    a. going on b. keeping up

    The key is "a" . No problem. Could you please explain why "b" isn't correct? "keep up " also means "continue" just as "go on" means.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    #2

    Re: go on and keep on

    Now you discover that you've been outbid, so you raise your bid to $12. Soon you have a bidding war___________.

    a. going on i.e., happening, taking place
    b. keeping up i.e., keep up the pace with

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    #3

    Re: go on and keep on

    "... Soon you have a war in which people will try to keep up with your bid."
    just a student.

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