grown
Grown is the past participle of the irregular verb grow. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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opened up
become easier to access
Example: In the last 20 years China has opened up to international trade.
For more meanings of the phrasal verb open up, follow the link.
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gone on to
To go on to something is to progress.
Example: He went on to university and then became a teacher.
Gone is the past participle of the irregular verb go. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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stepping stone
A stepping stone is a stage of achievement or an event that leads on to something else.
Example: Doing a postgraduate honours year is a stepping stone to a PhD.
and that
et cetera; and so on; other things like that
Example: I like driving anything fast - motorbikes, speedboats and that.