For example:

I wonder how my plant might be doing/might be bearing up, since I've neglected it for a week.

Meaning, I wonder what state my plant might be in when I come back home (dried out, grown in size, etc.).

Are both examples correct? Do they sound normal? Are there better ways to express that?

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    or holding up. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 20 '18 at 11:27

You can say both and still be correct, but to me saying "might be doing" sounds more natural, because people usually do not say "bearing up" when referring to a plant. However, both are acceptable, so you have the choice between the two.

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