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    #1

    develop v. evolve v. germinate v. work out

    Which of the following are the same with each other and natural?

    1) We have developed a new theory of evolution.
    2) We have evolved a new theory of evolution.
    3) We have germinated a new theory of evolution
    4) We have worked out a new theory of evolution

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    #2

    Re: develop v. evolve v. germinate v. work out

    Please give a specific link so that we can see what point WordWeb is making.

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    #3

    Re: develop v. evolve v. germinate v. work out

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please give a specific link so that we can see what point WordWeb is making.

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/DEVELOPED

    The second one of the verb form.

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    #4

    Re: develop v. evolve v. germinate v. work out

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Which of the following are natural and mean the same? with each other and natural?

    1) We have developed a new theory of evolution.
    2) We have evolved a new theory of evolution.
    3) We have germinated a new theory of evolution.
    4) We have worked out a new theory of evolution.

    Source:WordWeb.

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    #1 and #4. I prefer #1.
    #2 doesn't work for me, and #3 is wrong.

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    #5

    Re: develop v. evolve v. germinate v. work out

    The second one sounds like a deliberately bad pun.
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