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    rise and raise

    Hello:

    I hope I am doing this right...but I would like to know the difference between rise and raised and when are they used? Thank you! The Alien.

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    Re: rise and raise

    Quote Originally Posted by thealienone2000 View Post
    Hello:

    I hope I am doing this right...but I would like to know the difference between rise and raised and when are they used? Thank you! The Alien.
    rise - rose - risen : irregular, intransitive verb = to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; to get up from bed; to be built up or constructed; to move upward, etc:

    The bird rose in the air.

    The sun rises in the east.

    The building rises above the city's other skyscrapers.

    rise - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    raise - raised - raised - regular, transitive verb[ used with object
    ]
    = to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate
    The children raised their hands.
    = to build : to raise a monument / a house
    = to educate , etc.

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    Re: rise and raise

    Hi:

    I am not sure if this is clear for me yet. Because you can say..."I want a raise". Where is the object here?

    If there are any further explanations on this I would appreciate receiving them.

    Thank you.

    The Alien!

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    Re: rise and raise

    Quote Originally Posted by thealienone2000 View Post
    Hi:

    I am not sure if this is clear for me yet. Because you can say..."I want a raise". Where is the object here?

    If there are any further explanations on this I would appreciate receiving them.

    Thank you.

    The Alien!

    Hi
    You are welcome.

    In the sentence " I want a raise", "raise" is here a noun and not a verb. Furthermore, raise is the direct object of the verb want. The question is : What do you want? And the answer is : a raise [ noun]

    The verb "to raise" is a transitive verb[ it takes a direct object]:

    e.g. That bank has raised the taxes this year. [ taxes - direct object]

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