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    risen prices and worrying situation?

    Do the below work?

    ex1) risen prices - Does only rising prices work? I think risen also works as it means the result of the prices that went higher.
    ex2) a worrying situation - It sounds weird, I have never heard of it, maybe it works. Found in a grammar book.

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    Re: risen prices and worrying situation?

    1) We would say prices were raised, not risen.
    2) Yes, it's OK

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    Re: risen prices and worrying situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1) We would say prices were raised, not risen.
    2) Yes, it's OK
    Can you say raised prices? How would you say for the adjective before prices? A worrying situation sounds the situation is worried about something as if it were personalized. I'm not familiar with that, I've learned present participle is describing the noun as an adjective.

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    Re: risen prices and worrying situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you say raised prices? How would you say for the adjective before prices? A worrying situation sounds the situation is worried about something as if it were personalized. I'm not familiar with that, I've learned present participle is describing the noun as an adjective.
    I am not a teacher.

    I guess you'd have to say "raised prices" if you had to put it adjective-noun, but it is a little odd. I think I would make it "higher prices" to avoid the oddness.

    I see your problem with "worrying", but it is normal. We can have a harrowing ordeal (it harrows us), a satisfying outcome (it satisfies us) or a worrying situation (it worries us). Your question is interesting because this use of "worry" seems to revive the ancient meaning somewhat---to strangle, to kill the way a wolf might.
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