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    #1

    Food prices ___ again this month

    Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following
    sentence:
    Food prices ___ again this month.
    (A) have raised
    (B) have been raising
    (C) have been rising
    (D) have arose

    Please explain the rules behind solving this question.
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    Re: Food prices ___ again this month

    In British English, 'rise' is intransitive (prices rise) and 'raise' is transitive (we raise prices).

    So, we need a present perfect form of 'rise' - 'have risen' or 'have been rising'.

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    Re: Food prices ___ again this month

    The same is true in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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