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Raise or rise?

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I’m underpaid. I want a ________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you think? (leave your answer here, if you dare…)…(I mean your answer to”raise or rise?”…because I know I’m underpaid, that isn’t the question…-kidding-;) )

Written by ElenaBen

November 28, 2007 at 3:33 pm

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  1. I want a raise¡¡¡¡¡ I think.I think no, because I know University is a bad payer, well, we are in Spain, where we take care of our reseach, ha ha
    thank you for your homour


    November 29, 2007 at 10:09 am

  2. I want a RAISE!!!

    I am almost sure of it. I rely on http://www.wordreference.com. It helps me in each Original Version film I watch.

    I’ll say to your boss you deserve a raise

    See U tomorrow!!!


    November 29, 2007 at 3:34 pm

  3. You want raise!!
    I also needed a little bit of help from a dictionary…
    Rise: to increase.
    Raise: to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc.
    I’d like to explain the difference but…difficult.
    Maybe RISE is for the things that rise/increase themselves, like the inflation, and RAISE is for the things that increase because someone wants them to do so, like your salary.
    See you!


    November 29, 2007 at 4:42 pm

  4. hehe, so will you, Alex??? (geez, then I’ll owe you a beer or… two!)

    Shedding some light on the subject:

    -Raise means “to make higher,” “build,” or “nurture and cause to grow.” It is normally transitive, that is, the action is done to something or someone else: “someone else will hopefully raise my salary”…

    -Rise means “to get up” or “become elevated.” It is never transitive. The past tense is rose; the past participle, risen. “The sun rises in the East”

    Do you feel like practising here?



    November 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm

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