What I want to express is that apple's stock price in my opinion can grow up 10 times or 15 times or X times more, but I don't want to put a specific number here since the range of number can be large, so I think saying "many times" might be OK. However, I googled this expression but saw it appearing nowhere. So I want to ask for help if the expression "grow many times" fits here or other expressions are better.

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    I think "grow many times" could be ambiguous - does it mean on many occasions or by a large amount? "She grew tomatoes many times" wouldn't mean they increased in size X times. I'm not sure what's a better way of expressing this.
    – Stuart F
    Sep 30, 2022 at 11:05
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    A price increases. Sep 30, 2022 at 11:09
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    What @StuartF said. But obviously in practice it's not likely anyone would assume the "price increase on many separate occasions" meaning. We can say the price may increase by a factor of N where N is an integer (or perhaps a specific range, such as a factor of 4 to 6), but I don't see any way to include a less specific term such as many or several in that construction. Switch to percentages, then something like increase by several hundred percent would convey the intended sense more "elegantly". Sep 30, 2022 at 11:18
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    The main reason I parse grow many times as increase by a factor of [many] is because the on many separate occasions version doesn't make much sense. But it occurs to me that simply including the additional preposition grow many times over would make me choose the correct interpretation on syntactic as well as semantic grounds. Maybe that's just me, though. Sep 30, 2022 at 13:51

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"grow many times" can be ambiguous, I recommend you not use it. It's better to use simpler terms and go straight to the point:

Apple's stock price has the potential to increase in the future

Note you are missing a "the" before "future".

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