Friday Feedback Learning Points
‘The situation deteriorated/ got worse.’
‘deteriorate’ (verb, formal) does not take an object (it’s intransitive)
So you can say:
‘The situation deteriorated’.
But you cannot say:
‘I deteriorated the situation’.
(you can say ‘I made the situation worse’).
Good examples for IELTS:
Air quality is rapidly deteriorating in our cities.
Living conditions here have deteriorated in the past few years.
The economy deteriorated in August, with orders for manufactured goods falling [Task 1 Graphs]