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Is it possible to say
They decided to rise prices?
or only they decided to raise prices?
 

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catryn said:
Is it possible to say
They decided to rise prices?
or only they decided to raise prices?

:hi: Hi,

IMO, it would only be the latter: they decided to raise prices.
 

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catryn said:
Is it possible to say
They decided to rise prices?
or only they decided to raise prices?

Prices rise, but people raise prices.
Rise = intransitive (no object)
Raise= transitive (takes an object)
;-)
 

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tdol said:
catryn said:
Is it possible to say
They decided to rise prices?
or only they decided to raise prices?

Prices rise, but people raise prices.
Rise = intransitive (no object)
Raise= transitive (takes an object)
;-)

There are a couple of rare transitive uses of "rise".

One is to "rise" a fish -- to cause it to come to the surface.
The other is a nautical term, to "rise" a bit a land or other object above the horizon line by moving closer to it. :wink:
 
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