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I am going to give him a rise.
I am going to give him a raise.

My translation friend told me that British people liked to use ‘rise’. Is he correct?
 

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Hong Kong Chinese said:
I am going to give him a rise.
I am going to give him a raise.

My translation friend told me that British people liked to use ‘rise’. Is he correct?

I don't think the Brits would use it in that context. :wink:
 

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Yes, I'd say that you are correct there (in general).

We do use both, but I would guess that 'rise' is more common.
 

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Yes, I'd say that you are correct there (in general).

We do use both, but I would guess that 'rise' is more common.

Oops! I am again surprised by our differences. :oops:
 

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MikeNewYork said:
Red5 said:
Yes, I'd say that you are correct there (in general).

We do use both, but I would guess that 'rise' is more common.

Oops! I am again surprised by our differences. :oops:

We use 'rise', but almost always in combination with 'pay'.

EG:

I want a pay rise.

How much was your pay rise?

However, we also use raise, but without the word 'pay'

I'm looking for (I want) a raise.

I'd love to here if others here agree with me or not. ;-)
 

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Red5 said:
MikeNewYork said:
Red5 said:
Yes, I'd say that you are correct there (in general).

We do use both, but I would guess that 'rise' is more common.

Oops! I am again surprised by our differences. :oops:

We use 'rise', but almost always in combination with 'pay'.

EG:

I want a pay rise.

How much was your pay rise?

However, we also use raise, but without the word 'pay'

I'm looking for (I want) a raise.

I'd love to here if others here agree with me or not. ;-)

Thanks. I'm always happy to learn more about BE. :wink:
 

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In AE we might seek a raise in pay, but I don't think rise is used that way here (USA).

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RonBee said:
In AE we might seek a raise in pay, but I don't think rise is used that way here (USA).

:)

On these forums, I have run across more differences between AE and BE than I ever thought to be in existence.
 

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We do use both in BE. I must say, being in constant communication with Americans has shown me just how many differences there are. Most textbooks confine themselves to a list of words like tap\faucet, but there are so many others. Fortunately, few impede communication. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
We do use both in BE. I must say, being in constant communication with Americans has shown me just how many differences there are. Most textbooks confine themselves to a list of words like tap\faucet, but there are so many others. Fortunately, few impede communication. ;-)

I agree. I have seen many lists, but they seem very inadequate to me now. :wink:
 

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It embarrasses me to think that I have used them to 'teach' AE. ;-)
 

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It embarrasses me to think that I have used them to 'teach' AE. ;-)

:lol:
 

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Now I use a guide written by Ozron1. ;-)
 

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Now I use a guide written by Ozron1. ;-)

From the sublime to the ridiculous. :shock:
 

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