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    to make no progress

    Hello,

    I'm writing about singles (songs) in a chart (like the Billboard chart).
    I want to say that a certain song remained at the bottom of the chart for many weeks.
    I was wondering if there's a verb in English that means "to make no progress" in the appropriate context (staying at the bottom of the chart).


    Thanks a lot!!!


    No'am


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    Re: to make no progress

    Isn't the pop industry expression, "It languished at the bottom of the charts for 4 weeks"?
    Another way of saying it would be, "It remained stalled at the bottom of the charts for 6 weeks."
    Last edited by David L.; 14-Jan-2008 at 23:12.

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    Re: to make no progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    I'm writing about singles (songs) in a chart (like the Billboard chart).
    I want to say that a certain song remained at the bottom of the chart for many weeks.
    I was wondering if there's a verb in English that means "to make no progress" in the appropriate context (staying at the bottom of the chart).

    You can also use the word "stuck", which is the past tense and past participle of the verb "stick", and also is an adjective. (like a car stuck in the mud)
    The song (has been)(had been)(was)(remained) stuck at the bottom of the chart for many weeks. I would recommend this use as an adjective, rather than as a verb.
    Thanks a lot!!!

    No'am
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