I want to say: "I know it is important to expand on my point." (i.e. It is not enough to share my suggestion, I need to justify it, explain how this can be applied, etc.) This is a perfectly valid sentence, but in this case I need to rephrase it. Which of the options below are idiomatic (a search online proved useless):

I know expansion on my point is important.

I know expanding on my point is important.

I know expansion of my point is important.

I know expanding of my point is important.

  • To expand on your point is fine. Alternatively, you want to put/get your point across. ludwig.guru/s/to+expand+on+this+point Mar 25, 2021 at 11:42
  • I know that "to expand on my point" is fine, I am asking about the 4 options below. How do they sound to you?
    – fluffy
    Mar 25, 2021 at 11:50
  • 1, 3 and 4 sound wrong. 2 sounds awkward. The words "expand on my/the/this point" seem immutable, though you can start with, "Expanding on..." as you might start with, "To expand on..." Mar 25, 2021 at 13:50
  • @OldBrixtonian Thank you
    – fluffy
    Mar 25, 2021 at 14:08


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