raise and rise - noun

jctgf

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Hi,
I know there are many threads about this subject, but I couldn’t find any that explained the use of those words as a noun.
The dictionary suggests either can be used in the following context, but I’d like to double check, please:
A raise/rise in sea level.
A raise/rise in temperature.
A raise/rise in carbon dioxide emissions.

In these situations can I use either, please?
Thanks.
 

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In BrE, you can use only 'rise' in those sentences.
 

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Also a 'pay rise'.
 

MikeNewYork

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Hi,
I know there are many threads about this subject, but I couldn’t find any that explained the use of those words as a noun.
The dictionary suggests either can be used in the following context, but I’d like to double check, please:
A raise/rise in sea level.
A raise/rise in temperature.
A raise/rise in carbon dioxide emissions.

In these situations can I use either, please?
Thanks.

In AmE only rise works. However, for the third, "An increase" would be better. And in AmE, we get a pay "raise", not a pay "rise".
 
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