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?
Freeform Writing Exercise B1
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.
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