This is a sentence that I've just made up:
"we need to rise/raise people awareness about this problems"
I have no idea which one should I use, rise or raise. I know people often say "raise fund" so I think it should be the same with awareness but I am not sure. A little help please.
I have no idea which one should I use, rise or raise.
NOT A TEACHER
(1) I think that most Americans use "raise" as a transitive verb. That is, it needs an
Raise people's awareness.
Students should raise their hands in class if they have a question.
You have raised an important point.
(2) If there is no object, then one usually uses "rise":
The sun rises every morning.
Mr. X is rising in the public opinion polls for president.
Ms. Y rose fast in her company because of her hard work and intelligence. She is now the president.
A gentleman always rises from his seat when a lady enters the room.
In short. if A raises B, B rises.
"Public awareness" would be the usual expression.