| #2 (permalink) Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:43 am Keep up vs. upkeep
There are two constructions: keep up is a phrasal verb
upkeep is a noun
Keep up means maintain/continue with the same standard/rate/speed as in:
If you have been successful, you want to continue at the same level and keep up your high standards.
Upkeep means costs of paying for maintenance as in:
Owners of very large historic houses usually open them to the public so that the income can pay for the upkeep of the buildings.
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