Rise or Raise?

Common Mistake

People confuse these two verbs, and often use rise when they mean raise.

EG:  Rise Raise your weight bar above your head.


Use rise when you’re talking about something/someone going or getting up.

You don’t need a noun after the word rise.

EG: I rise at the crack of noon. The escalator rises sharply. Zombies will rise. The sun has risen.


Use raise when you’re talking about something/someone lifting another someone/something up.

You need a noun after the word raise.

EG. They raise chickens.The article raises a good question. I’ll raise a glass in your honor. He raised his voice. You should raise your game.

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