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Different Usages of Grow

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Apart from the popular usage of grow like the growing up of a child or plant, or even growing up a habit, the word grow is used in numerous other idiomatic expressions. Using them properly will add to the beauty and harmony of the language.

To grow from is to spring from or advance from something, while to grown in is to increase or advance in respect of something. Grow to means to gradually attain something, and to become something hitherto unachieved. Grow upon is used of habits and means, or to increase in power to overpower something or somebody, or to acquire a greater competence and mastery over something.

Sample Usage

1. Some plants grow from seeds while some others grow from cuttings.

2. People should grow in experience and wisdom and not just merely grow in chronological years.

3. I fear this public agitation may grow to the level of violence.

4. A number of students from the University of Calcutta has grown to honour and eminence.

5. The dangerous habit of taking drugs is fast growing upon today's youth.

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