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    Which one to use ??? " Rise in " or "Rise of " ?

    Hello there ,

    Which one do we use ? And why ??

    1. A rise in the temperature of the Earth ..

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    2. A rise of the temperature of the earth...

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    Re: Which one to use ??? " Rise in " or "Rise of " ?

    In.

    That's the preposition we normally use.

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    Re: Which one to use ??? " Rise in " or "Rise of " ?

    Right. A rise 'in' a measured quantity, e.g. temperature, water level, precipitation.... The rise 'of' a military or political force, e.g. Reaganism, Thatcherism, Gaullism, etc.

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    Re: Which one to use ??? " Rise in " or "Rise of " ?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Right. A rise 'in' a measured quantity, e.g. temperature, water level, precipitation.... The rise 'of' a military or political force, e.g. Reaganism, Thatcherism, Gaullism, etc.


    I should have thought of that. . My excuse is that I was concentrating on the sentence in the original question.

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    Re: Which one to use ??? " Rise in " or "Rise of " ?

    Thanks for the reply ..... Now it is clear ....

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    Re: Which one to use ??? " Rise in " or "Rise of " ?

    Yes, but "A rise in temperature of three degrees ..."; "A rise of three degrees in temperature..."
    "An increase in height of 2 feet ..."

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