Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) the root of sth, the reason for sth
How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
stems from childhood/training/background
The 'stem' of a plant or flower is the part of the plant leading to the root. When we say something 'stems from' something else we mean it 'comes from' it or is a result of it. You might say that a problem 'stems from' something or talk about where an idea 'stems from'. This more of a formal expression.
Social Examples (Advance)
Marian's dislike of mathematics stems from having a bad teacherin school.
His anger towards others stems from his bad childhoodexperiences.
Professional Examples (Basic)
The cutbacks at the firm stemmed from poor management decisions.
A demotivated workforce often stems from a number of company policies.
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