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    English4everyone is offline Member
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    flourish

    When she was only four years old, she could play the guitar very well. I think her talent was flourished too soon.
    She was a child prodigy.
    Is the bold part correct? The verb flourish is correct? Or you suggest another verb?
    Thanks.

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    Re: flourish

    Two suggestions:

    'I think her talent blossomed too soon.'

    'I think she peaked too soon.'

    Both of those presuppose that her talent subsequently diminished.

    Rover

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    Re: flourish

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    When she was only four years old, she could play the guitar very well. I think her talent was flourished too soon.
    She was a child prodigy.
    Is the bold part correct? The verb flourish is correct? Or you suggest another verb?
    Thanks.
    "Flourished" is OK, but you don't need "was".


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