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    Smile what are the difference between rise and arise

    what are the difference between rise and arise....would you mind suggest some examples to illustrate...thx a lot

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    Re: what are the difference between rise and arise

    (1) "Rise" means physically to get up, to ascend, to increase.

    He rose from the chair.
    The sun rises every morning.
    The balloon had risen so high that it became difficult to breathe.
    The price of oil had risen for many years, and then rapidly fell.

    (2) "Arise" means to come into existence, to become noticeable, to originate from.

    As the project continued, difficulties arose one after another.
    The opportunity arose for him to declare his love for her.

    "Arise" is old-fashioned in some ways. In poetry and the old language it sometimes means "rise": Arise, Sir Percival! In a biblical context concrete people may "arise": But false prophets arose among the people.

    In modern ordinary speech, however, "arise" is usually limited to abstract subjects, as in my examples.

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    Re: what are the difference between rise and arise

    Rise is also used as a noun.

    There is a rise in the landscape. (Meaning it goes up, but not necessarily as a mountain.)
    The rise in a pair of pants, for example, is the distance from the top of the leg, to the waistband.
    The rise in a stair is the height of the vertical piece at the back of each tread.

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