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    Smile price rises vs. price increase

    American food companies are preparing for another new round of price rises.
    Hello! I am wondering whether 'price rises' is a correct expression. Should I change it to 'price increase'? What is the different betweent them?

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    Default Re: price rises vs. price increase

    thedaffodils, there's no need for opening multiple threads.

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    Default Re: price rises vs. price increase

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    thedaffodils, there's no need for opening multiple threads.
    Hello IvanV,

    I didn't. That thread is to ask for corrections. This thread is for a specifical question.

    On one hand, I think if I post a lot of questions in a thread, it would trouble a person too much. If I separate my questions, different people can help me out easier. On the other hand, some people are not good at grammatical questions. Many native speakers just are able to point out the expressions written by non-native speakers sound weird and they can touch up according to their habits but they fail to explain them clearly. For example, I once asked a question about the difference between remorse and contrition. At least 3 native speakers told me that they knew how to use them appropriately but admitted they weren't able to tell me the differences.

    I hope this would remove your misunderstanding.

    Cheers!

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    thedaffodils, there was no misunderstanding, your other thread houses the same sentence (American food companies are preparing for another new round of price rises.) waiting a correction. You could've asked the same question in the same thread. There's a reason for me saying all this.

    Anyhow:
    American food companies are preparing for another (new) round of price rises.
    Simply omit ''new'' - it's redundant, as you clarify that it's a new round by saying 'another'.
    Both price rise and price increase are correct expressions.
    Here, I suggest you use ''price rise''.

    Regards.

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    Smile Re: price rises vs. price increase

    Hello IvanV,

    Thanks for your response and help. Though my threads contain the same sentence, I focus on different topics.

    Please read a response to my question in another thread. Obviously, too many questions in a run would trouble a warm-heart volunteer a lot, who is not a paid teacher but just extend his/her help at their leisure time.


    Could you answer me? = Could you give me an answer?

    Could you answer my question? = Could you give me an answer to my queston?


    Could you answer the following questions? = Could you answer the questions that follow?
    You could use any of those, daffy, but what happened is that you mixed them up (specifially, one and three). Why can't you do that? Well, I could attempt an explanation, but I don't want to work that hard.

    By the way, could you or someone else explain the difference between the ‘price increase’ and ‘price rise’ if you have time? Why do you prefer ‘price rise’ in such a context’? Thank you!



    Best regards!

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    Default Re: price rises vs. price increase

    There's no special difference between 'rise' and 'increase' in this context. I'd use ''rises'' simply because it sounds better that ''increases'' to my ear.

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    Default Re: price rises vs. price increase

    IvanV, thank you for your answer.

    Have a good day!

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    You're welcome!
    Thank you, you too!

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