Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Aug 2 16:49:09 UTC 2009

On Jul 31, 2009, at 9:19 PM, Herb Stahlke wrote:

> What do you make of "keeps apace with"?  Google give 600k raw hits of
> "keep apace" and 24 million for "keep pace."  Merriam-Webster gives a
> second meaning:
>  (2  : abreast —used with of or with<trying to keep apace with
> changes in technology>)

interesting.  not in OED2, which has "apace" only as an adverb
referring to speed and progress.

"keep apace with/of" looks like a combo of "keep abreast with/of" and
"keep pace with".


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