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    Smile some pumpkins have been grown

    With the help of fertilizers, some pumpkins have been grown to the size of a small car.



    I wonder if "some pumpkins have grown ..." sounds as good. If yes, is there any subtle difference? Thanks.

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    Re: some pumpkins have been grown

    In the example below, with the help of fertilizers modifies an unspecified subject. That is, the fertilizer was used by someone.

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    With the help of fertilizers, some pumpkins have been grown to the size of a small car.


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    We with the help of fertilizers have grown some pumpkins to the size of a small car.
    In the next set, the subject is stated; the pumpkins grew with the help of fertilizer:

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    With the help of fertilizers, some pumpkins have grown to the size of a small car.

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    Some pumpkins with the help of fertilizers have grown to the size of a small car.

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    Re: some pumpkins have been grown

    Thanks, Soup.
    You're really phenominal.

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