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    to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    Hello everybody!

    There are just a few simple rules and milestones to keep in mind to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on.

    In my opinion, "to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on" means "to make sure your baby’s food is just right on which for your baby to grow" or "to make sure your baby’s food is just right to help your baby to grow" or "to make sure your baby’s food is just right to draw on".

    I do not think "to grown on" is a phrasal verb in this case, but I may be wrong.

    Please tell me whether I am wrong or right.

    Thank you.

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    For some parents, introducing solid foods can also be confusing. When should you start? How much should you offer? What comes first?
    Feeding baby solids doesn’t need to be a challenge. There are just a few simple rules and milestones to keep in mind to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on.
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    #2

    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    You are right, "grow on" is not a phrasal verb in that example.

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    Could you tell more about the meaning of the verb "grow on"?

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...s/grow+on.html

    There is a "typo" in the first example. It should read "I used to hate it".

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    I think you are right. As far as my question is concerned, what do you think of it?

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    Could somebody help me unravel this mystery, please?

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    I, for one, do not know what the mystery is.

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    To me the meaning of the verb "grow on" is the mystery. Could someone enlighten me on its meaning?

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    #9

    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    In your original, as was said, it means "to grow a healthy body" -- adequate nutrition. In the idiomatic uses, there were definitions given.

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    Re: to make sure your baby’s food is just right to grow on - emphasis on "to grow on"

    I think I was not far from the truth with "to help your baby to grow".

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