Raise vs. Rise
The verb ‘raise‘ (raised/raised), is transitive so this means that it requires a direct object.
🔸 She raised her hand.
🔸 They have raised their prices again.
🔸 I intend to raise the issue with the manager.
The verb ‘rise‘ (rose/risen), on the other hand, is intransitive. This means there is no object (person, thing, pronoun, etc) receiving the action.
🔸 The temperature is rising.
🔸 The sun rose at 5 am.
🔸 Thanks to their win this weekend, Arsenal have risen to the top of the league.
Add the correct form of ‘rise’ or ‘raise’.
- The bread didn’t _____ because I forgot to add the yeast.
- The landlord can’t _____ the rent. You only moved in a short time ago.
- So let’s _____ our glasses and drink a toast to the happy couple!
- The helicopter _____ into the air and headed towards the nearby island.
- It was only three degrees when we got up, but by the afternoon the temperature had _____ to twenty degrees.
- Raquel is doing a wonderful job of _____ her kids.