English version

expand on/upon something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexpand on/upon something phrasal verbDETAILto add more details or information to something that you have already said Payne later expanded on his initial statement. expand→ See Verb table
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expand on/upon Much of its strength rests with the third-parties alliances it has created and wants to expand on.Convention center plans call for expanding upon an outdoor parking lot adjacent to, and south of, the existing center.Basil Matthews gave him the opportunity to expand on his vision of the West Indies under the full glare of publicity.It was absolutely no good just giving them a sketch and expecting them to expand on it using their own initiative.In treating such a philosophical topic, the underlying principles should have been expanded on, rather than just being described.Returning on air, Dick Enberg got Maguire to expand on the comment.The text that follows expands on the details of each of the ten steps.In this Report we draw these comments together, and expand on them in chapter 11.
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Verb table
expand
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexpand
he, she, itexpands
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexpanded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave expanded
he, she, ithas expanded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad expanded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill expand
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have expanded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam expanding
he, she, itis expanding
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you, we, theyare expanding
Past
I, he, she, itwas expanding
you, we, theywere expanding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been expanding
he, she, ithas been expanding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been expanding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be expanding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been expanding
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