Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Sep 2019
    • Posts: 1,793
    #1

    a forest burst with

    Hello.

    Have I used "burst with" correctly in this sentence? Is this sentence okay?

    It is a magnificent forest that bursts with wildlife.

  2. Moderator
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 19,645
    #2

    Re: a forest burst with

    No, especially now when many American forests are tragically bursting into flame.
    I am not a teacher.

  3. Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Sep 2019
    • Posts: 1,793
    #3

    Re: a forest burst with

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No, especially now when many American forests are tragically bursting into flame.
    That is really tragic. It really aches my heart.

    But, generally, can't I use "burst with" with wildlife or animals?

  4. Moderator
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 19,645
    #4

    Re: a forest burst with

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    That is really tragic. It really aches my heart.

    But, generally, can't I use "burst with" with wildlife or animals?
    I wouldn't.
    I am not a teacher.

  5. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 6,818
    #5

    Re: a forest burst with

    You could say "teeming with wildlife" though.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

  6. Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Sep 2019
    • Posts: 1,793
    #6

    Re: a forest burst with

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    You could say "teeming with wildlife" though.
    Yes I already knew that one. But I wanted to see if "burst" can also be used. I don't know if burst is wrong or if it should be avoided because of the tragic fires that are devouring forests in the U.S.

  7. Moderator
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 19,645
    #7

    Re: a forest burst with

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Yes I already knew that one. But I wanted to see if "burst" can also be used. I don't know if burst is wrong or if it should be avoided because of the tragic fires that are devouring forests in the U.S.
    It doesn't work. The current forest fires just make it a worse choice than it already was.
    I am not a teacher.

  8. Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Sep 2019
    • Posts: 1,793
    #8

    Re: a forest burst with


  9. Tarheel's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 20,655
    #9

    Re: a forest burst with

    I didn't see "burst with wildlife" at either site. (I don't have a problem with it.)
    Not a professional teacher

  10. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 71,240
    #10

    Re: a forest burst with

    How about:

    It is a magnificent forest exploding with wildlife.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •