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    What is the difference between those words?

    zoom / surge / rise / grow / increase / jump / soar

    I know they are somewhat similiar. But can you tell me exactly in which context
    they should be used ? Particularly, which words should be used in an essay ?

    Sorry for the silly question.

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    Re: What is the difference between those words?

    zoom- can mean 'move fast'- prices zoomed up. Also used in photography. Not for academice writing IMO
    surge- sudden rise, especially when unexpected - can be used in essays
    rise- basic term for going up- doesn't give idea about speed- can be used in essays
    grow- basic term for increase in size- no idea of rate or amount- can be used in essays
    increas- same as above
    jump- go up fast- OK for essays, but I'd use surge/soar
    soar- go up very high- can be used in essays

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    Re: What is the difference between those words?

    Thanks for your clarifying reply!

    I find this very useful. Maybe I will continue asking for some questions in the future. Would you mind answering them? I would be very grateful!

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