bring up vs raise

newkeenlearner

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Is there any difference between these verbs? Can we say "raise children"?

It costs so much to to bring children up.

It is more difficult to raise a family.
 

Lynxear

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Is there any difference between these verbs? Can we say "raise children"?

It costs so much to [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] bring children up.

It is more difficult to raise a family.

Children are certainly "raised" by their parents.

Families usually "grow". They are not "raised".
 

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'It costs so much to bring up/raise a family/a child/children' are all fine by me.
 

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Raise a family works fine for me too. It is more difficult to grow a family does not sound good to my British English ears.
 

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Raise a family is natural in American English, too. Grow a family isn't.
 
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