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    #1

    raise by 5 degrees C.

    This sweater can make your body temperature raise by 5 degrees C.

    The above sentence was made by a Chinese teacher of English. Is the preposition by obligatory, optional, or redundant?
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    #2

    Re: raise by 5 degrees C.

    It's optional, but the verb should be 'rise'.

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    #3

    Re: raise by 5 degrees C.

    The sweater can raise your body temperature [by [up to]] 5 degrees C. too.

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    #4

    Re: raise by 5 degrees C.

    So, it can give you a high fever?

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    #5

    Re: raise by 5 degrees C.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    So, it can give you a high fever?

    It is worn in winter.
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    #6

    Re: raise by 5 degrees C.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    So, it can give you a high fever?
    Yes, by one definition. However, I'd question whether a sweater can do that. Also, medically, 'fever' applies to core body temperature, though obviously skin temperature can be an indication.
    I note that this is a teacher-made sentence. It's not science.
    Last edited by Raymott; 05-May-2016 at 19:39. Reason: typo

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    Re: raise by 5 degrees C.

    I need native speakers' help.

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