boom, bloom, and blossom

l3376876

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Chinese, Taiwan
The study indicates that the tourism in Taiwan will be _______ in the next two months.

Which choice sounds better to a native speaker's ears?
A. booming B. blooming C. blossoming

Is it possible that all of the 3 choices fit here?

Countless thanks.....


Cordially,

Lewis
 
  • Old Novice

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    The study indicates that the tourism in Taiwan will be _______ in the next two months.

    Which choice sounds better to a native speaker's ears?
    A. booming [going strong, very active]

    B. blooming [getting started, growing]

    C. blossoming [coming into its own, reaching its potential]

    Is it possible that all of the 3 choices fit here? :tick: [But with different meanings.]

    Countless thanks.....


    Cordially,

    Lewis
    All three work, but they are not the same. My take is above.
     

    savannah

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Hi Lewis,

    All three would work just fine, though of course each would convery a slightly different feeling. Booming suggests a sudden and drastic increase; blooming and blossoming suggest a gentler, less drastic flourishing. Booming would be the most commonly heard, blossoming a bit less common, and blooming would be much less commonly heard.
     
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