going slightly mad


Senior Member
Mexican Spanish
Good morning, fellas'? How you doin'?

I have a doubt. See the next sentence:

"I'm going slightly mad" (as the song by Queen)

What is the difference between saying growing mad and going mad?
I think using the verb to go refers to an actual action taking place right now, whereas growing means that a process of someone becoming insame is on the way. What do you think? Do you know what is the name of this grammar?

Thanks and cheers!
  • Chris K

    Senior Member
    English / US
    There would be no difference, except that idiomatically "going mad" has become standard. "Growing mad" might suggest anger to us rather than insanity, also.
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