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    raise, rise

    Is this a correct use of the verb “raise”? If so, where is anobject? To me it sounds like the “rise” verb should have been used due to thepreposition “from”. Oh, joy.

    Speed limits have been raised from 70mph to 80mph.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: raise, rise

    'Raised is correct'. They have been raised - somebody has raised them.

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    Re: raise, rise

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    Is this a correct use of the verb “raise”? If so, where is an object? To me it sounds like the “rise” verb should have been used due to the preposition “from”. Oh, joy.

    Speed limits have been raised from 70mph to 80mph?

    Thank you in advance.
    "Raise" is used perfectly here.

    The speed limit used to be 70mph. Now it is 80mph. The government has raised the limit. They raised the limit from 70mph to 80mph.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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