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    Smile Strawberries really fourish/prosper in cool climates.

    Strawberries really fourish/prosper in cool climates.



    Are fourish and prosper interchangeable in the above? Thanks.

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    Re: Strawberries really fourish/prosper in cool climates.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Strawberries really flourish/prosper in cool climates.



    Are flourish and prosper interchangeable in the above? Thanks.
    No,I don't think so.But that's just a gut feeling.

    AFAIK Strawberries FLOURISH (OED) meaning they grow well

    whereas

    "to prosper " is mostly confined to being successful moneywise.
    Don't come and get me if I'm wrong , though.

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    Re: Strawberries really fourish/prosper in cool climates.

    Thanks, beascar.
    I think you're right.

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    Re: Strawberries really fourish/prosper in cool climates.

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    No,I don't think so.But that's just a gut feeling.

    AFAIK Strawberries FLOURISH (OED) meaning they grow well

    whereas

    "to prosper " is mostly confined to being successful moneywise.
    Don't come and get me if I'm wrong , though.
    - maybe not always moneywise, but usually with an animate (typically, human) subject; there's a common saying - 'cheats never prosper' [=people who cheat don't do well in the long run, although they might seem to get what they want in the short term].

    As well as 'flourish' you could use 'thrive'. But 'flourish' is etymologically apt, as it is related to the word 'flower' - Online Etymology Dictionary

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    Smile Re: Strawberries really fourish/prosper in cool climates.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    - maybe not always moneywise, but usually with an animate (typically, human) subject; there's a common saying - 'cheats never prosper' [=people who cheat don't do well in the long run, although they might seem to get what they want in the short term].

    As well as 'flourish' you could use 'thrive'. But 'flourish' is etymologically apt, as it is related to the word 'flower' - Online Etymology Dictionary

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    Thanks, Bob.
    Got it.

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