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  • Hi, I'm Sian from BBC Learning English.

  • And today, we're gonna look at the difference between raise and rise.

  • So raise and rise both refer to something going up, but there's a difference in how we use them.

  • Raise always needs a direct objectso if you raise something, you move it up.

  • For example: I raise my eyebrows when I'm surprised!

  • And it doesn't have to be literalso: The government plan to raise taxes.

  • Don't forget this is a regular verb, so the past and past participle are both raised.

  • But with rise, there's no direct object.

  • So if something rises, it goes up or increases by itself.

  • The sun rises at 6 a.m. at the moment.

  • Careful, this is an irregular verb so the past is rose and the past participle is risen.

Hi, I'm Sian from BBC Learning English.

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A2 UK raise direct object participle object direct difference

Raise vs rise: Learn English in a minute!

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/03/21
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