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    Default The verb 'to surge'

    As I found out the verb 'to surge' means to move suddenly forward. Now I ask myself if I can also use this verb in a fictional meaning. For example can I substitute this verb for 'to advance'

    e.g. "I advanced greatly in my skills." -> "I surged greatly in my skills."

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: The verb 'to surge'

    Quote Originally Posted by sebastian__rs
    As I found out the verb 'to surge' means to move suddenly forward. Now I ask myself if I can also use this verb in a fictional meaning. For example can I substitute this verb for 'to advance'

    e.g. "I advanced greatly in my skills." -> "I surged greatly in my skills."

    Thanks in advance.
    In my opinion it does not work well in that context. I think "surge" is better used describing something physical.

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    There can be surges in moods and things, but I wouldn't use it for 'skills'. You could make a leap forwards, though.

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    Thanks very much :D

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    You're welcome.

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