Raise or Rise?

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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.

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