ir en aumento, aumentar, grammar sentence pattern

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ir en aumento, aumentar, grammar sentence pattern

to increase = ir en aumento

when do we use aumentar vs ir en aumento?

when do we use 'en' + noun pattern? or rather when do we use 'ir`? is it a grammar pattern where 'ir' + ' en' + noun?


Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ashlyn

Ir en aumento is a set phrase meaning "to be increasing" - it's not a structure that we can apply to any noun. We sometimes also say the opposite: ir en disminución (to decrease) 

These are more idiomatic than the general verbs "aumentar" and "disminuir".

There are other expressions using ir de + noun or an adjective for example, but they have their own meaning, also very idiomatic, for example:

ir en serio 

Vamos, ¿vas en serio?

Come on, are you being serious?

ir en paz

...y al final de la misa el cura dijo a los feligreses: "podéis ir en paz" 

...and at the end of the service the priest said to the parishioners: "go in peace"

I hope this helps.

Saludos

ir en aumento, aumentar, grammar sentence pattern

to increase = ir en aumento

when do we use aumentar vs ir en aumento?

when do we use 'en' + noun pattern? or rather when do we use 'ir`? is it a grammar pattern where 'ir' + ' en' + noun?


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