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The country saw a rise in the number of foreign visitors in recent years, but there remains a lack of qualified tour guides to support the sector, according to tourism experts.
In the above sentence, can I use "had a rise" or "obtained a rise" in place of "saw a rise"?
Is there any difference between them?
Thanks for help!
Last edited by anhnha; 08-Oct-2012 at 17:25.
Could tell me the reasons for it?No, you could say "experienced a rise".
Is there any rule or it is what I have to learn by heart?
Can I use "gained a rise" in the above sentence?
NOT A TEACHER
I don't think that it's really about "rules", we're not talking grammar here. Your alternatives are not idiomatic.
In 'The 20th century . . . a steady decline in the rural population' we would also use "saw". "See a decline" is idiomatic. I actually took this sentence from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, which lists collocations for many words. You may wish to consult a learner's dictionary to see how words are used.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 08-Oct-2012 at 16:47.