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    Default raise and rise - noun

    Hi,
    I know there are many threads about this subject, but I couldn’t find any that explained the use of those words as a noun.
    The dictionary suggests either can be used in the following context, but I’d like to double check, please:
    A raise/rise in sea level.
    A raise/rise in temperature.
    A raise/rise in carbon dioxide emissions.

    In these situations can I use either, please?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: raise and rise - noun

    In BrE, you can use only 'rise' in those sentences.
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    Default Re: raise and rise - noun

    Also a 'pay rise'.

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    Default Re: raise and rise - noun

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    I know there are many threads about this subject, but I couldn’t find any that explained the use of those words as a noun.
    The dictionary suggests either can be used in the following context, but I’d like to double check, please:
    A raise/rise in sea level.
    A raise/rise in temperature.
    A raise/rise in carbon dioxide emissions.

    In these situations can I use either, please?
    Thanks.
    In AmE only rise works. However, for the third, "An increase" would be better. And in AmE, we get a pay "raise", not a pay "rise".

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