Common mistakes in English Grammar

Verbs often confused:

Rise and Raise.

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(a) Rise
Don’t say: Val raises very early in the morning.
Say: Val rises very early in the morning.

(b) Raise
Don’t say: She rose their salaries too often.
Say: She raised their salaries too often.

“Rise” is an intransitive verb and means to go up, stand up, or get out of bed. It doesn’t require an object. Raise is a transitive verb and means to lift up something. Their principal parts are: rise, rose, risen, and raise, raised, raised.

Note: “Arise” is often used for “rise”, but it is better to use arise only in the sense of begin :A quarrel (a discussion, an argument, a difficulty, etc.) may arise. This is formal but is still used.

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