Rise or Raise? Never mix them up!
Rise or Raise? Rise your hand or raise your hand? The sun rises or the sun raises? Are you 100% sure with your answer? Why not take one minute with LingoCards and never mix them up again!
Transitive verb and Intransitive verbLet’s take a look at transitive verb and intransitive verb. In English, transitive verb is a verb that requires one or more objects, while intransitive verb does not. Easy, right? So then, Rise or Raise?
Rise or Raise?“Raise” is a transitive verb which needs a object to follow. For example “John raises his hand”.
S + raise + object = CORRECT!While the intransitive verb ”rise” does not requires a object. Therefore it is right to say “The stock price rises.”
S + rise = CORRECT!Simple and Easy.
Quiz Time!Which of the following sentences are correct?
- The sun rose from the east.
- Please raise your hand to answer the question.
- Mary risen her hand to draw attention.