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Dear all,

Please see the following sentences and tell me which of them are correct. If incorrect, please correct them.

1) This was the house of late Mr Alex.

2) This was the house of late Alex.

3) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has grown big now.

4) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has fully grown now.

5) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has fully grown up now.

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cat navy 425Mr Alex

'Alex' is a first name. He might be 'Alex Richmond'. 'Richmond' is a last name.

We use titles like 'Mr' and 'Mrs' only with last names.

cat navy 4251) This was the house of late Mr Alex.

When 'late' means deceased, it's always used in the same pattern:

the late [title] [last name]

This was the house of the late Mr Richmond.

cat navy 4252) This was the house of late Alex.

No. As explained above.

cat navy 425

3) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has grown big now.

4) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has fully grown now.

5) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has fully grown up now.

These are all correct.

Nevertheless, my intuition tells me that we use "grown up" more for people than for animals or plants, so "grown up" in sentence 5 strikes me as unusual.

My son is all grown up now.OK. Emotion: smile
The tree I planted is all grown up now. ??? Emotion: tongue tied

CJ

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cat navy 4251) This was the house of late Mr Alex.
2) This was the house of late Alex.

It should be "the late", followed by the name. "Alex" is usually a first name in English. We do not, or not usually, use the title "Mr" with first names alone. These would be typical:

This was the house of the late Alex Smith.
This was the house of the late Mr Smith.

cat navy 4253) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has grown big now.

I suppose this is possible if it is a very fast-growing tree. Many trees would not grow "big" in one year.

cat navy 4254) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has fully grown now.
5) I planted a tree in my garden last year. It has fully grown up now.

It is not feasible that a tree would be fully grown in one year.

(Cross-posted.)

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