Common Mistakes : Grow

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Grow

verb

.BAD: Many of these children grow in an atmosphere of violence
.GOOD: Many of these children grow up in an atmosphere of violence

= grow
N1. (of children, animals, plants etc) develop or get bigger as part of a natural process
.Mary’s little boy grew four centimetres last year
.Orchids don’t grow in cold climates
: N2. cause plants, vegetables etc to do this by taking care of them
.In the back garden we grow onions, potatoes and carrots

: grow up = (of children) pass from childhood into maturity
.Of course I know him – we grew up together in New York
.Tom wants to be a scientist when he grows up

.BAD: Some parents need to be taught how to grow their children
.GOOD: Some parents need to be taught how to bring up their children

bring up (or raise ) = look after children until they are old enough to leave home, teaching them how to behave and what to think about the world
.He was brought up to believe that men and women are equal

 

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