Friday, January 21, 2011

Grow up


Most of you already know what "grow up" means: It's the process of becoming an adult - both physically and in terms of maturity... or simply to get older. What some of you don't know is that its use is limited. For Instance (for example), it is incorrect to say: "My business is growing up". Similarly it is not possible to say, "I am growing up in knowledge". In both cases, just omit the preposition "up".

1. Some people are surprised to find out that Hugh Laurie grew up in England. Even though he speaks with an American accent in the TV series Doctor House, he's British and he lives in London.

2. Many young boys want to be astronauts when they grow up.

3. Some grownups (adults) have forgotten how to have fun. Have you?

4. Normally when we grow up, we learn to appreciate our parents more than when we were teenagers.

5. You need to grow up and stop being so immature! You're a grown man and you need to learn to deal with your own problems. 

1 comment :

  1. Push someone over the brink or push someone over the edge: If a situation or circumstance pushes someone over the edge (or over the brink), it makes them start to behave in a crazy way. They have been pushed to the limit of their endurance/ patience.