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Don’t confuse rise and raise

risingThe verbs rise and raise are easily confused, but rise means ‘to go up’, whereas raise means ‘to cause (something) to rise’, ‘lift (something)’, ‘bring up (children)’ or ‘gather, collect (money, armies, support, etc.)’. Notice that rise never has an object (lijdend voorwerp), but raise always does (underlined below).

For example:

Hot air rises.
Prices have been rising steadily for years.
The president rose from his chair to greet his visitor.

He raised his hand to vote in favour of the motion.
They raised their children to be honest.
She raises funds for political parties.

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