Raise or Rise?
To inquire about my classes, or for a trial lesson, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org No doubt, these two verbs often give confusion to students of English as a Second Language, or ESL. These two verbs are NOT interchangeable. Raise- This is a transitive verb, and it requires an object. To raise means to lift, to carry, to move something to a higher position; hence, somebody does the action. Examples: Raise your hand Raise your glass Raise your employees’ salaries Rise- this is an intransitive verb which means to move to a higher position; it’s an upward movement. This does not require an object, and nobody has to perform the action. The subject performs the action by itself. Examples: The moon rises in the northeast. The swan is rising gracefully from the lake. Thanks for reading this blog post! See you again next time!~