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    Post rise/arise, wake/awake

    Hello.
    In several news articles and scientific papers I've read, I have noticed that authors use words like arise, awake, await as verbs, in a similar meaning as if these words were written without the initial "a". Is there any difference in meaning between them? Could you provide a rule for this? or when one or another should be used in a specific case?

    Besides, I have these other questions:

    - Do both adverbs "loudly" and "aloud" mean the same?

    - Check these sentences out:
    "You can choose any of them"
    "You can choose either of them"
    Are both sentences correct? Do they mean the same?

    I hope you can help me out. Thank you.

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    Re: rise/arise, wake/awake

    Welcome, j.alfonso.

    About rise and arise, there's a nice source here. As for wake and awaken, see the Usage Note here. Check out wait and await here.

    The adverbs loudly and aloud do not mean the same thing. Aloud means out loud, as in spoken verbally, not shouted.

    Any means many. Either means one of two.

    All the best.

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    Re: rise/arise, wake/awake

    Thank you Casiopea! You certainly took a headache away from me. Your help has been very valuable.

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    Re: rise/arise, wake/awake

    You're most welcome.

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