12 / 11 / 2008

RISE: meaning and examples

Good morning. 

Today we continue answering Belén and Christian's question about the differences between ARISE, RISE and RAISE. Today we will look more closely at the word RISE (noun-verb).

The meaning of rise (NOUN): an increase in an amount, number or level; an upward movement. 

Example 1:
There has been a sharp rise in the number of people out of work.

Example 2:
She watched the gentle rise and fall of his chest as he slept.

We can also use the noun rise to refer to an increase in the money we are paid for work.

Example 3:
Judit asked for a pay rise, but I told her she had to wait until January.

(NOTE: In US English it's common to say pay raise.)

The meaning of rise (VERB): to come or go upwards; to reach a higher level or position.

Example 4:  
Due to the rains, the river has risen several metres.

Example 5:
Just a few years ago, Obama was a rising young politician. Now he's the President-Elect of the US.

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