Cách dùng động từ "grow" tiếng anh

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Bên cạnh hướng dẫn PHƯƠNG PHÁP HỌC IELTS WRITING HIỆU QUẢ, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn thêm Cách dùng động từ "grow" tiếng anh

I. growth vừa là linking verb, vừa là nội động từ & ngoại động từ

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "phát triển, trưởng thành"

=if children or animals grow, they become taller or larger


  • Với nghĩa này, grow là nội động từ 
  • grow several inches/a lot/very tall etc
  • grow to a size/height/length
  • fully grown (=having grown to full size)
  • if plants or trees grow, they develop and get larger or taller
  • grow to maturity

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • ‘Hasn’t Michael grown?’ said my aunt. 
  • She must have grown at least four inches since I saw her last. 
  • In the right conditions, shellfish can grow to considerable sizes. 
  • Some of these creatures grew to a length of over 12 feet. 
  • a fully grown lion
  • plants that grow naturally in peat bogs 
  • The redwood tree can grow over 80 metres tall. 
  • We left some of the better trees and let them grow to maturity.
  • if your hair or nails grow, they become longer

2. Mang nghĩa "gia tăng về cỡ hoặc lượng; trở thành to lớn hơn"

=to increase in size


  • Với nghĩa này, grow là nội động từ 
  • grow to
  • grow longer
  • grow in size/number/amount
  • grow at a fast/record etc rate

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The problem continues to grow. 
  • The world’s population was growing faster than predicted. 
  • By 1997, the town had grown big enough to need a school of its own. 
  • a ripple of laughter that grew to a delighted roar 
  •  The waiting list for housing is growing longer every year. 
  • The database will grow in size as necessary. 
  • By now the road network was growing at an alarming rate.

3. Mang nghĩa "business phát triển"

=if a business or the economy grows, more money is used in it and it becomes more successful


  • Với nghĩa này, grow là nội động từ 
  • grow by 10%/20% etc

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • In the early part of the century, the industry grew steadily. 
  • The economy has grown by 7% over the past year.

4. Mang nghĩa "làm hoặc cho phép cái gì phát triển"

=to make a business or the economy grow


  • Với nghĩa này, grow là ngoại động từ 

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • He has spent the past seven years growing his business.

5. Mang nghĩa "dần dần / đạt tới điểm hoặc giai đoạn để ta làm việc gì đó cụ thể"

=if feelings or qualities grow, they become stronger / used for saying that someone or something gradually starts to have a feeling or quality


  • Với nghĩa này, grow là linking verb hoặc nội động từ 
  • grow used to/accustomed to

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She could feel the anger growing inside her. 
  • Fears were growing for his safety.
  • he grews increasingly to rely on her (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: anh ấy ngày càng tin tưởng cô ta)
  • she has a hot temper , but you will soon grow to like her (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: cô ta nóng tính, nhưng chẳng mấy chốc anh sẽ đâm ra thích cô ấy)
  • The nights were growing darker. 
  • Nina was growing bored. 
  • The king grew increasingly suspicious of his officials. 
  • Branson had grown accustomed to the old man’s eccentricities.

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