Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fruitful

fruitful
Meaning(s)
1) producing positive results, profitable
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    • a fruitful discussion/investment/relationship
  • Analysis

    Fruitful is an adjective which describes a plant or tree which produces a lot of fruit or in people, those who produce many children or offspring. If you describe something as fruitful it means it produces good or appeasing results. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Claire has been trying her best to find a new place to live, but so far her efforts have proved fruitless.
    2. The wedding ritual includes an offering to guarantee a fruitful marriage.
    3. Planting two trees close together improves the chances of a fruitful crop.
    4. My efforts to save money this year so far have been fruitful.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I had a fruitful discussion with the potential investor this morning. I'm hopeful that she'll put some capital into the business.
    2. The contract with our new supplier was only signed a month ago, but so far it has proved to be a very fruitful relationship.
    3. Luke has made thousands from his share of the business. It really has been a fruitful investment for him.
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