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The train is keep moving at about the speed of ten miles per hour.

Is the phrase at about the speed of ten miles per hour is correct? At about looks strange to me. I think the sentence could be like below. Am I correct?

The train is keeps moving at ten miles speed.

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Neither is quite correct. The simplest version is probably

The train keeps moving at about ten miles per hour.

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