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Confusing Verbs:  Raise / Rise

Regular Verb
TRANSITIVE - needs an object
VERB FORMS: raise - raised - raised - raising
Irregular Verb
INTRANSITIVE - no object
VERB FORMS: rise - rose - risen - rising
  • to lift something,
  • to elevate,
  • to bring to maturity,
  • to increase,
  • to set upright by lifting or building
  • TO RISE =
  • to move upward (without assistance)
  • to move upright from a lying, kneeling, or sitting position
  • to return from death
  • Terry raised her hand to wave at her friend.
    My grandmother raised cotton.
    I'm raising some tomatoes.
    The store always raises prices.
    Hot air balloons rise.
    Frank's rising from the sofa.
    The sun has already risen this morning.
    Zombies rise from the dead in horror movies!

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    1) If you have a question, please  ____ your hand.
    A) raise
    B) rise

    2) When the child released the balloon, it ____ .
    A) raised
    B) rose

    4) Oh no! The skunk is ____ his tail! Look out!
    A) rising
    B) raising
    When a skunk's tail ____, it's a danger sign. It's going to spray you with a terrible smell!
    A) rises
    B) raises 

    5) The farmer is ____ chickens and pigs. 
    A) rising 
    B) raising

    6) Oh no! My landlord ____ my rent again. I must pay $50.00 more each month!
    A) raised
    B) rose
    7) ____ rent prices are a serious problem in some cities.
    A) raising
    B) rising

    8) Heard at major sporting events: "Please ____ for the National Anthem."
    A) rise
    B) raise
    9) The people ____ to their feet to sing the National Anthem.
    A) raised 
    B) rose
    10) At major sporting events the flag is also ____ as the anthem is sung.
    A) raised 
    B) rose 

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