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"The rise in minimum wage hourly rate will boost operation costs of service industries"
Is the verb "boost" a proper usage in this sentence?
Thanks so much
The dictionary says it's OK, but I wouldn't use it in this context. Something that is a "boost" is usually helpful. An increase in operating costs is not helpful.
I agree with Dave. You think of a "boost" as a good thing: A boost in productivity, for example, not a boost in costs.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.