Rise vs. Raise
How can you make the distinction between rise and raise?
"Rise" is an intransitive verb, that is, it does take an object. For example, The bread rises.
It is irregular: rise, rose, risen
On the other hand, "raise" is transitive, it takes an object. For example, Please raise your hand if you have a question.
It is regular: raise, raised, raised
See table below:
|The buildings||rise||high into the sky where? - NOT an object|
|The bucket||raises||the bricks what? - object|
Now, do the following exercises with "rise" and "raise".
1. The sun also __________________ .
2. __________________ early in the morning is a good work habit.
3. They _____________________ the flag to announce the winner of the race.
Click below for the right answers
1. The sun also rises.
2 Rising early in the morning is a good work habit.
3 They raised the flag to announce the winner of the race.