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    A flowering tree which was planted more recently has grown above the height of another tree. ( I only want to say that the recently planted tree has grown above the height of another which was planted much earlier)

    How to express this grammatically and idiomatically?

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    Hi Dr. Appalayya

    The way you put it sound natural. You could also use 'grew taller' or 'grew beyond the height of', and then there's the more formal sounding, 'surpassed the height of'.


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