Bilingualism allows students to dream bigger and reach further.

In this sentence, would "go beyond" be better ? Which one is more formal? (I am writing an essay.)

Thank you guys.

  • IMO, I don't think one is more 'formal' than the other. Both sound pretty fine. – Varun Nair Dec 28 '15 at 5:14
  • you can always merge them into "go beyond their reach" – myselfmiqdad Dec 28 '15 at 5:53

In your example,

reach further

is the correct phrase to use since you are trying to express aspirational ambition.
Go beyond would should awkward to a non-native speaking ear, since it raises the question

Go beyond what?

Your sentence is perfectly understandable, but strictly speaking, for parallel construction you might use

Bilingualism allows students to dream bigger and to reach further

As an aside, bilingualism, although a fine word, sounds very bulky

Knowing two languages
Being fluent in two languages
Being bilingual

might be better options.

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