This week’s question comes from Hu Ke who would like to know the differencethe words ‘rise’ nd ‘r se’.
“How c n you distinguish rise and r se?“
The main differencesthese words are as follows:
1. Transitive vs intransitive
Raise is a transitive ver. When used in a sentence it is followed y an object. For example:
BP will raise its petrol price by 10%.
Rise, on the other hand, is an intransitive verb and it cannot be followed by an object. For example:
Petrol prices will rise by 10%.
2. Regular vs irregular verb
Raise is a regular verb (raise, raised, raised), whereas rise is an irregular verb (rise, rose, risen).
3. Using rise and raise as nouns
In British English the word rise can be used to mean an increase in salary: a pay rise. In American English, people would call this a raise. For example:
Tom’s boss refused to give him a rise (UK) / raise (US).
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