follow/have a trend, which one is common?


Senior Member

I will appreciate it if one answer this question:

What is the difference between "to follow an increasing trend" and "to have an increasing trend"?
for instance,
The climate temperature has an increasing trend.
The climate temperature follows an increasing trend.

Which one is more common?

  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Of the two you've got there, I prefer "follows" to "has".

    However, had I been writing that sentence, I'd have used "shows". :)

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    I agree that using "follow" with trend seems a little odd in this context. I associate "following trends" with fashion, which is not a helpful connotation here.
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