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Why blossom instead of blossoming?


ml2000Super Member!


In one of the previous lesson, it says “You could have an idea blossom out of nowhere”. Why using “blossom” instead of “blossoming” ?

03:44 AM Apr 07 2018 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States


Great question! Both are actually correct English sentences, but one is more specific than the other.

Very general: “You could have an idea blossom out of nowhere.”

- Here we are generalizing about any situation in which an idea grows in one’s head. 

- Another simple example: “ The cat runs around the house.” (This could mean at any general time.)

More specific: “You could have an idea blossoming out of nowhere.”

- This sentence is a little more active because of the progressive tense and just a little more connected to the present moment.

- Another simple example: “ The cat is running around the house.” (This means that the action is happening in the present.)

I hope this helps!



06:22 PM Apr 10 2018 |